There is a mask that we show to the world. We might
quite possibly have several. There is our work mask, our family mask, our
friends' masks - different sizes, shapes, construction, moldings. We create
them to place over the softness and vulnerable sides of ourselves - our true
face - to protect us.
The masks are hard, they are solid - conforming to
our faces a little too well. We hide parts of us inside, behind the mask,
smothering the softness. When we don't give these true parts of ourse...