Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SCRUPULOSITY 6

While concealing from others much of who we are, we more often act as if there were nothing to hide, offering only a mask designed for collective standards, yet as if there were no mask. I don't care about the mask itself nor the image in the mirror, only that this is for no other reason than that you want this. Badly.

2 comments:

Odile Lee said...

What if...

one knew this, that masks were both for carnival and for horror.

What if...

one could see with something other-that which couldn't be hid.

to save face, to honour the mask- a skill.
without having this skill, a masquerade of hell on earth. and at best masquerade dance, sometimes.

To be unable to hide behind a mask, is seen as another mask.
In trying to take it away by force-when you have none, one can find the ones whose mask has grown into their flesh.
So far, it has become their face.

Is it still a masquerade?Or hell?

Words being just more ways to deny, that belief is words, as well.

Odile Lee said...

Here is a pale reflection-

I told V, that I understood.
Death held no fears for me now, and I knew I was truly free. By my own choice.