Having a few moments respite from the nightmare that is my life, I've given up shaving. Its been a year or two since I have grown a beard, and theres one or two silver hairs among the.... Yeah, well. It is not growing as fast as it used to, and the bird says it is chaffing her inner thighs. And I find myself touching it. Often. Stroking it. And waking up in the night. Wondering if my beard should go under the covers. Or over the covers. Any advice welcome.