“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
I'm fascinated by the dynamics of masking and unmasking, to be literal; the faces we wear and why and when and how we wear them. I have several I think, as do many of us. Sometimes we all want to be unrecognizable, a deliberate riddle or barely concealed as if wearing wax.
I'd been feeling a little constricted recently by my own ideas of meaning and relevance. I had forgotten the advice I read in a Marie Claire magazine (I think) when I was probably 15, "Do what you love and the rest comes." I focussed externally, on what I thought I was being perceived as and not on finding my voice. That's not usual for me and I was, for a while, pretty annoyed with myself.
I received an email today from someone who has not only encouraged me before but who made me realise why I want to do this. I have to do, the rest is there, coming.
I'm looking in and jumping out.
Been listening to 3 Canal's Over Me all day.