Okay. I forget why, but I was googling Images for Amish photos. I know. How can you get Amish photos when they don't like to be photographed. I know. And please believe, I feel like I'll burn for this because I am only two or three generations away from Old Order Amish on my mom's side and in my childhood sometimes we'd see them at the big Mennonite reunion (Amish & Mennonite are slightly different, I'd have to get my parents to explain because I'm not totally clear on it but technically we are Amish Mennonite but not Old Order because both of my folks grew up with cars, except my mom didn't have electricity or plumbing as a kid but it was because they couldn't afford it, not because they didn't believe in it, although I do remember my Grandpa G having a beard but no mustache when I was little but after that he was clean shaven, and Grandma used to wear the covering with the strings but then just wore the kind that she clipped onto her hair, and it's no wonder I confuse easily as an adult...) so I'm looking at this cool website which although full of lovely pictures is just so wrong, where some dude has stealthily taken photos of the Amish at quilt auctions, because everybody knows that's where you find 'em, and although some of these people are kinda scary looking, some are magnificent, just like in the rest of the so-called normal population you have uglies and beauties, but I can't show them to you because A) I can't take the chance that some of you might make fun of them no matter how good looking they are and I can't deal with that, and B) the guilt! they don't want their photos taken so how can I show them off, but then I find one picture and I think, well heck, most of the guys I went to college with that one year looked like this, in a shades-and-fledgling-beard kind of way, and then I get lookin, and I get thinkin, and my great visual brain gets clickin, and I realized how little distance separates us from each other, and so even though I might burn for this, and I apologize to the young fella in the first photo, I present:
Young Married Totally Cool Amish Guy,
And Youngish Spoiled Legend In His Own Mind Liam Gallagher from Oasis.
god help me.