We all become what we pretend to be
As a child, she loved pretending and wearing costumes. Her favourite drama teacher warned that “no one can wear a mask for very long”. She needed to learn to distinguish when she was playing a role, and when she was being herself.
It was a dangerous thing to wear a mask and a costume; “we all become what we pretend to be”.
They strange thing she realised while acting was that a single person can wear many masks. And with each, they’ll tell another truth.
Yet, she loved to act; simply by changing looks and attitude, she could be anyone.
“A man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth” – Oscar Wilde
Also part of Friday Fictioneers