WHAT MASK WILL I WEAR TODAY?

Above is a collage of the many faces of me.  There are a zillion more, but I didn’t want to bore you.

We all have many faces.  Sometimes we feel sad, happy, concerned, angry, adventurous or fearful.  Emotions have a way of leaking out of our skin and onto our faces.  The eyes can be the mirror to the soul, they say – whoever they may be.  We can change the way we’re feeling by putting on a different face, depending on who we’re with or where we are.  Our faces tell a lot about us.

Charles Schultz’s Lucy, reminded Charlie Brown that he had a failure face – and even though it never let him get totally bummed, he felt like he had one.  People may tell you to put on a “happy” face, but it isn’t easy to be happy all the time.  When tears escape from your eyes, that tells a different story.  There are times when we are deep in thought and others may think we’re distant or uncaring.  We may even give a totally wrong impression by the face we wear.

Women focus on their faces more than men do.  We grow fearful when wrinkles appear, because it shows that we’re growing old.  We spend hundreds of dollars a year on cosmetics and creams that will give us clear complexions, beautiful eyes and lips and skin that supposedly defies age.  If I had a nickel for every skin cream I purchased, I wouldn’t have so many wrinkles.

We can change our facial expression in seconds.  One moment we are content and the next, something sets us off and we fall victim to depression or sadness.  The face is one of the most important parts of an actor’s tool box, because it defines what’s going on within the character.  When we aren’t playing a part and just going through every day life, it isn’t as easy to change the way we feel.

God knows everything going on inside of us.  To some that might seem frightening, but for those who truly trust in His love for them, it’s comforting to know that you have such a close confidante.  His omniscience can see right through the façade we put on each day as we carry on.  He knows when our heart is aching – when we’re worried – when we’re fearful – when we feel alone.  He knows our every thought – good or bad.  He looks within us and could easily condemn us right then and there for our evil thoughts, but because of His great love for us, He only sees His Son.

Jesus cleaned us up on the inside, so we don’t have to fear God’s condemnation.  Through His death and resurrection, we have been redeemed and made heirs of heaven.  So we can put on a happy face every day.

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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10 Responses to WHAT MASK WILL I WEAR TODAY?

  1. Ah,I love this. What fun! I’m a big fan of costuming. Some of my fondest memories are of sewing up costumes,helping people to look the part. Those other kinds of masks we wear however, I’m all about letting Jesus heal those, about dropping our masks and our fear and letting people see who we really are. Sometimes I like to imagine how we’ll look in heaven when all the world’s indigestion falls away. I suspect we are quite beautiful and don’t even realize it.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I’m counting on the fact that we will all be very beautiful in paradise. It was how we were created in the beginning. Being a theater nut myself, I know how to change my face quite well. It doesn’t always look pretty though.

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  2. I think you as Captain Jack Sparrow has me rolling now on the floor—can you walk like a perpetual drunk as he did in the movie ?? 🙂
    You absolutely crack me up—while always offering delicious morsels of wisdom and redeeming scripture!!!

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  3. Elihu says:

    I love the pictures! It looks like you have a lot of fun! Did you play Sherlock at some point? I’m re-reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes again—it’s one of my favorites!

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  4. What fun! I wish we lived near each other, so we could be in a play together. I have only ever been in one play. I was forty at the time, doing volunteer work as a victim’s advocate with a women’s and children’s shelter, when one of the women whom I accompanied to court, invited me to tryout at the local theater. I did, and to my shock I was given the lead role in A Pack of Lies! Me, who had never acted before!

    The endless rehearsals, memorizing and practicing my lines, were both difficult and loads of fun. But the applause was addictive — especially the generous standing ovation at the end, even though it was for the entire cast, of course, and not only for me.

    I moved out of state a few months after the play ended, and I’ve never tried out at another theater. But seeing your pictures here makes me want to do it again. Even more, it makes me want to see YOU in a play!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I’m beyond the days of acting. There aren’t many old broads like me. I’d never be able to memorize lines anymore. Although I had a friend who acted well I not have s 80s. Once you get settled in your new place, you should check out some community theaters. Acting is not only fun, but it allows you to forget about your own life for a while and take on someone else’s skin. It can be healing and cathartic as well.

      The company I’m directing for now is not involved in some cool activities. We’re doing a series of shows for teens, dealing nag with social issues. We also will be starting a program using children with disabilities as actors. Soon we hope to have a program for homeschoolers.

      My acting days may be over, but I will probably be involved in theater until I die. It becomes a part of you.

      I think it would be a great diversion for you and give you some much needed self confidence. You can do it!!❤️

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