” In masks outrageous and austere, The years go by in single file: But none has merited my fear, And none has quite escaped my smile.” Elinor Morton Wylie, American Poet and Author. 1885-1928.
There are so many times in life when we conclude that someone we know is wearing a mask; thus, not being honest, not showing their true feelings or speaking their true thoughts. This is just an unfortunate characteristic of human beings and one that most of us are guilty of for the sake of protecting our privacy. Most times the mask is essential and causes no harm at all to others.
My thoughts, when I mention the word mask, cause me to think of my grandchildren and the fun they have with wearing their masks of Superheroes and Spooky Halloween Characters while they run and play the part of the character portrayed.
When I think of the masks coming off, I think of support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Anon, along with support groups for individuals suffering from emotional problems and physical conditions. The purpose of these special meetings is to let all the masks to come off allowing each person attending to share their concerns without any fear of judgement within the privacy and protection of the secluded room. They are safe to leave the mask at the door and how wonderful!
In a perfect world we would no longer have a need for a mask. In a perfect world we could trust that who we are is loved and appreciated even with our flaws. In a perfect world we would love one another without suspicions and mistrust.
In my small world there will be no masks only smiles! No masks, only laughter! No masks only acceptance! No masks only love!