Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Behind the mask

"Behind every mask there is a face,
and behind that a story."

-- Marty Rubin

Self portrait 9-25-13

"I hold my face in my two hands.
No, I am not crying.
I hold my face in my two hands
to keep the loneliness warm --
two hands protecting,
two hands nourishing,
two hands preventing
my soul from leaving me
in anger."

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

"We were not meant to mask ourselves before our fellow-beings, 
but to be, through our human forms, 
true and clear utterances of the spirit within."

-- Lucy Larcom

"Because the mask is your face,
the face is a mask ..."

-- Faith Ringgold