“The point is that there are plenty of people out there judging us every day of our lives and for every move we make. The gods of guilt are many.” From “The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly.

Sometimes, when I look at someone’s face, I realize that it is merely a mask. All that that person has experienced and is feeling at that moment is hidden behind the mask.

Weird thoughts. How is it that you think of things like that?

Don’t know. I just do. Regardless. Think about it. You are looking at me and you may think my face and body language accurately reflect my emotional and physical health. But you would be wrong. You, me, all of us. We really have no idea what is behind the mask. Anyone’s mask.

Are you serious?

I think so. I mean, I think about stuff like this a lot these days. Don’t you?

No. I don’t and you are starting to scare me

Well……..I kind of scare myself at times. Most people our age are searching for the meaning of life. Not the mechanics. Me…..I’m always wondering about the other stuff.

Take you for instance. I’ve known you a long time. We’ve talked a lot. Experienced a lot and yet, I don’t really know you. How did you ever get so screwed up? That’s what I want to know.

You think I’m screwed up. Did you ever look in the mirror?

Yes I have. I’m a mess. One of the reasons I like you. You seem to be more screwed up than I.

“When someone is impatient and says, “I haven’t got all day,” I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?” George Carlin

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2 Responses to Mask

  1. And the Lone Ranger said to Tonto…” Look at all those Indians! What are we going to do?” And, of course, Tonto replied, “what you mean ‘we’ white man?”

    So, do you mean me, white man??


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