Mask Messages: a follow up

I received several interesting comments in response to last week’s post, Messages and Masks. Some were submitted with explanation, others simply stated. A couple were discussed in *gasp* person.

“The first thing that pops into my head is, I AM ME.”

“I guess I’ll need more time, lol, because I can’t possibly sum myself up in a three word message.”

I AM OLD

I AM BEAUTIFUL

I AM INDEPENDENT

“I want this message on my t-shirt across my chest, I AM WOMAN, and my mask to read, HEAR ME ROAR. Stating the obvious? Absolutely. Making a statement? I hope so.”

I AM RIGHT

I AM HUMAN

I AM A PERSON

I AM SO OVER THIS

“I DON’T CARE”, the message said. I responded that wasn’t the assignment. The next comment was, I DON’T CARE! A third message followed: “I AM CARE FREE.”
Not sure it translates equally, but it’s better than being care less, right?

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this follow-up post. It was an insightful little social experiment. I wish I could have discussed the messages in depth, selfishly I want more. Maybe the context of a simple I AM statement, without explanation, gives greater insight to the viewer’s interpretation than the wearer’s meaning.

In closing, I’d like to say, I support you and your message.
YES, YOU ARE.

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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2 Responses to Mask Messages: a follow up

  1. Sorry I missed out on posting last week, but I wanted to add my two cents:
    “I am healing.” It really says it all about where I am at. Thanks for being you and sharing yourself with us each week. I try to always read your posts, even if I don’t often leave a response. I’ll try to do better. Part of my healing I guess.

  2. I am glad you are healing! That is a wonderful mask message. And life motto. Thank you for commenting. I always appreciate your words. ❤

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