Meet My Alter Ego

Every year during this time, my usually trimmed beard grows long.

In fact, if you take a look at many Jewish men post-Passover, you’ll probably notice many of them with stubble on their faces and the beginnings of beards. Why the sudden wish to join the bearded men of the world? It’s only a temporary beard grown as a sign of mourning during the period between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot called Sefirat HaOmer, Counting the Omer.

Each year around the office, my colleagues and Regency family, get a good laugh about the sudden change in my appearance and grooming preference.

In fact, at Regency Park, the folks took to calling me “Chewbacca,” who I only later found out  was the legendary Wookiee warrior and Han Solo’s co-pilot aboard the Millennium Falcon, in the Star Wars franchise.

Chewbacca was part of a core group of Rebels who restored freedom to the galaxy.

Not a bad fellow (creature?) from the description, but then I still didn’t know what he/she/it actually looked like.

So I went online to do the research and below is what I found.

I took a current photo of Chewbacca and also had someone take a picture of me this morning at Regency Heritage.

I placed the photos side by side.

You draw your own conclusions.

Do I really resemble this fellow??

Is this my alter ego?

You decide and I promise not to take offense either way!





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