Behind the masks

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Whether a Doctor, a Radio Personality, a Sailorman, a Robot, a Penguin, an Extra-Terrestrial, a Cross-Dresser, a Boy who was never supposed to grow up, or a Genie…..the masks we hide behind are only what we present to the world.

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But often times, we are trying so hard, with those masks, to live up to the expectations of others, that we create a jail cell in our own minds. And that is a place that we cannot hide from. There are no masks that can shield us from what we are imprisoned with inside our own heads.

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You can’t escape your thoughts. You can train them, you can push them away, you can wallow in them, you can act on them…there are many ways of dealing with your thoughts, but you can never truly escape them, except for those who escape in the way that the person depicted in the first meme did. But in doing so, you sentence all those who love you to a life time imprisonment of painful thoughts when you leave.

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For me, the only way to deal with my thoughts and feelings is to actually deal with them. I allow myself to feel the emotions fully. I don’t push it away. I know that I do dwell too long in some of the negative vortexes. And I am working on that. In the fairly recent past, I think I was hoping to be granted 3 wishes from a magic Genie to solve my problems. And while I am not claiming to have a full handle on my life just yet, I am slowly formulating plans and putting things in to motion one thing at a time.

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/genie/

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Author: Alice Funk Farie

Ecclectic Eccentric, Adoptee, Mom of a child with Aspergers Autism, Complex-PTSD from childhood trauma, Daughter of parents with Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Dependant Personality Disorder, Anxiety and Depression Warrior, Empath, Indigo Child, Musician, Educator, Wife, Stepmom, Martial Artist, Artist, Philosophizer, Quote Collector, Survivor

11 thoughts on “Behind the masks”

  1. I miss Robin William, he was in so many good movies played a wide variety of characters.

    Did you see The Final Cut?
    Plot:
    In the future, microchips in people’s heads record their experiences. Alan Hakman (Robin Williams), a “cutter,” edits footage from immoral dead people into pleasing narratives. Alan is troubled by childhood memories and has a difficult relationship with a bookstore clerk (Mira Sorvino). Fletcher (James Caviezel), an ex-cutter, offers Alan $500,000 for footage of a prominent technology manager. Alan refuses, but when he tries to destroy the footage, he learns a dark secret about himself.

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    1. Oooh, no, I’ve never seen this one. He was my very favorite actor of all time. I was DEVASTATED when I found out. I was in the middle of the grocery store and he died on my sister in laws birthday. I almost fell to the floor, as ridiculously dramatic as that sounds. I am not hugely in to celebrities per se, but those that I am in to touch me for a reason and certain deaths hit me hard, even though I never knew them. He was one. When he first passed I started doing a marathon of his movies, all of my favorites and also many I hadn’t seen. I was not aware of that one though and will definitely have to look in to it. He was one of the most versatile actors out there. So many people attribute comedy to him, but some of my favorite movies and roles of his were his serious acting… My husband and I have our “couple movie” which is “What Dreams may Come”, which is unbelievably poetic considering how his life ended. It really makes me wonder if that ever went through his head as he considered ending his life. If suicides are treated that way in the after life. (Have you seen that movie?) If not, it’s a MUST! Extremely underrated in my humble opinion. I loved One Hour Photo, Death to Smoochy, Insomnia, With Honors, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society etc…and while many of those roles did still have an element of his humorous side, they had extreme maturity in them as well and are not “classic funnyman Robin Williams” as many perceive him to be. Thank you for letting me know about this movie. I never completed my marathon of movies I had wanted to obtain anyway, so maybe I will rekindle this (maybe really make a point of it around the anniversary of his passing this summer)…

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      1. Yes, I love this interpretation of the afterlife. And being an artist myself and my belief in the connections between people and the way people are connected through energy or some sort of invisible dynamic that transcends the physical, this is just suits my entire existentialist ideals!

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    2. Apparently it was already on my list of movies to get though when I just went to put it on. I went through his movie credits after he passed and read through every plot for those that interested me. And that was obviously one of them! I will star it off though 😁

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