Masks

Akwaeke Emezi
Pet

But when realities diverged and you found yourself on a different path from people you used to share a path with … well. Masks were useful then; not quite lies, not quite truths. Just decisions about what to be and what to show. Curation.

I like how the passage oscillates between competing approaches to social interaction, alternating between truth-telling or truth-concealing. And finally opts for context-sensitive tactics by landing on the all encompassing word: curation.

And so for day 2847
28.09.2014

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