Human Masquerades

“We wear the mask that grins and lies – it hides our cheeks and shades our eyes.” – Paul Lawrence Dunbar

A man is sorely bitter, deeply frustrated, utterly sad, hopelessly unhappy but adorns well-tailored outfits and wears cheerful looks – to appear corporate and successful.

Is such one not a masquerade?

Masquerades are known to mask their faces, revealing frightful expressions.

Humans, likewise, are known to mask their faces, revealing pleasant, correct expressions. Like icebergs, they expose only a small part of themselves, and just the part they wish to show.

That means inside every person you know is a person you don’t know, and outside every person you see is a masquerade!

Beware Of Masquerades!
Did you know? – It is generally believed in Africa that the person who wears the mask transforms into a spirit in a ritual performed by its guardians.


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