Grapevine, October 1959 -- a letter from Bill
"I used to be ashamed of my condition and so didn't talk about it. But nowadays I freely confess I am a depressive, and this has attracted other depressives to me. Working with them has helped a great deal."
Although I freely confess my innermost insecurities and inadequacies in my blog, I still wear a mask in the world outside.
For a couple of reasons...
1) I'm a teacher.
In society, it's frowned upon having a former champagne drownin', Jack Daniels guzzlin', Cocaine snortin' role model educating our youth.
2) I'm scared.
I'm afraid to let others see the ugliness inside of me. Hell, I'm afraid to take a real look at the ugliness inside me. You see what happened to the goat!
So on the outside, I hide behind my mask and thank God, my Higher Power, that I have others who don't run away when I show them a little peak.
Do you wear a mask? Why?