We wear masks for many reasons. We wear them to court, to fight, to praise, to censure, to entice, disguise, and compel. For every aspect of human behavior, we have created masks to wear to symbolize those activities in a base, or rarefied way. We wear them to hide ourselves from ourselves; but also, to give us an avenue to reveal our innermost thoughts, and feelings, to ourselves. Because, lets face it; we scare ourselves with what we are capable of feeling, from time to time. And thinking, feeling people, need a way to let these things out of them, without harming those they love by word, or deed.
Now, I'm not suggesting that we drop all our masks both real, and imagined, instantly. Far from it. All I'm suggesting is that we try to be aware that masks, of any sort, keep us from communicating fully. We cannot express everything we are, from behind a curtain.
In this darkening, and often dangerous world, curtains can hide multitudes. We are multitudes; and we have the right to say who we are. Step from behind your curtain, and state yourself with pride.
Don what you wish, and wear it with honor.
You are yourself, no one else can be.