The Masks We Wear Beneath Our Skin

“A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We all come from different paths in life, and we all express ourselves in our own ways.  When we try to use words in a deconstructive and belittling manner, we are flawing the gems we could put out in the world – cheapening their worth.

Be constructive; polishing those carefully crafted thoughts into perfect, shiny jewels that the people will want to embrace should be the goal in life.

Underneath our skin, deep in our minds, there are trunks full of masks we all wear.  Some we wear at the store, some we wear in social situations and some we even take off with the ones we love.

Expression, no matter if used to be ugly or to be compassionate, is something we all have the capacity to do.  It is how we convey to the people around us that we are trustworthy or incapable or undeserving of that role.

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