I am currently reading the latest Terry Pratchett book A Slip Of The Keyboard and i noticed the very nice picture of Sir Terry adorning the front.cover.
In particular, it was his eyebrows.
I noticed they were decidedly bushy and, like a tree, growing up towards the light.
Like many things in life do, i got to pondering.
Why does the hair on the head of a man migrate south in the winter years of a man's life?
I can see it could be caused by gravity, gently working its magic on the hair and like many things, everything heads south over time.
This would explain the hair growing out from the ears and nose and perhaps to a beard then slowly on to the chest before wending its merry way down to the tootsies.
Gravity doing its thing and hair taking the easiest way out
Why though do eyebrows do the opposite?
Why, instead of following the usual migratory pattern of the greater bald headed homosapien, do they grow upwards and outwards, often in spectacular style, anyone remember Dennis Healey and his eyebrows?
Would we have older men walking around with eyebrows down round their chin and doing a darn good impression of an Old English Sheepdog?
This then led me along the path of what would happen if they weren't tidied up and , were in fact, left to grow au naturel?
Would there come a point where, instead of the normal comb over as often seen on men of a certain age from side to side or, in the more experienced wearer, combed not only side to side but also back to front with clever interweaving of the remain strands a la Donald Trump resulting in a helmet of hair that is virtually indestructible and also having a multitude of partings, a hairy version of Spaghetti Junction. we would see comb overs from the front to the back, making full use of the eyebrows.
Will the cleverer ones have comb overs not only from their eyebrows , but also their ear and nose hairs.
Why not make full use of any hair that is lazing around in the head region?
Heck some could even transplant some of their eyebrows to fill in the bald spots
Could we see mohican punk style eyebrows in a wide variety of colors?
The plus side though is, unlike the traditional combo over which blows around wildly on a slightly breezy day, i would not have the urge to cut the offending flap of wispy hair off and then tell the wearer to never do it again.
I figure i must drink more coffee in the morning before i start doing any thinking