Rabbi sideburns and an unsympathetic ear.March 20, 2010
Sideburns have always been troublesome for me. I spent several years in college sporting sideburns of various sizes, but they almost always looked lopsided. I could never get them straight and it hurt my young ego to think I was walking around with crooked sideburns. I complained about it to my then-future-wife. She looked me straight in the eyes and told me that my sideburns might look uneven, but they weren’t.
It was my ears that were crooked.
Sadly, this is not a joke. Even worse, it was true. My ears are more than a full quarter inch out of alignment. The fact that my face was lopsided was obviously a larger problem than any facial hair issues. But I found a solution. I got married. Now it doesn’t matter what I look like.
Just so you know, that is my attempt at shading in the ear. It is not wax.