Thursday, April 12, 2012

Letting Go

Deep Tweets - Art

I'm starting to get tired of my endless musing and commentary on identity. Maybe you are too. 

We begin our exploration of identity as players on a stage. Unaware of the masks we wear. Almost completely identified with our personas. Over time, we begin to notice our movement between roles. We put one on. Take one off. Some of us even go outside the bounds of our unconsciously assembled collection and try whole new roles. But we're still on stage. Still in costume. Still identified within our method acting. 

The exploration of identity is a journey. Its destination is the point where we can let them all go. 

3 comments:

Peaceful said...

I have removed my masks and quit drinking.
Unfortunately I find myself quite boring now, or maybe just bored?
Guess I am just quiet and real.

Joe Nickence said...

I had dropped many of my masks a while ago. I'm offended when I'm asked to wear new ones. It's so much effort to roleplay when all you want is simple anonymity to get a task done.

Yordie Sands said...

Beautifully written, Botgirl. I continue to find fasincation in our roles and identities. I began writing my blog in part to discover who I am in my second life.

I'm pretty sure that as long as new avatars wander into Second Life, there will be those who become aware that they really aren't exactly the same person in both world. ((oh no, I just set off a firestorm with that line. /me runs away fast.))

You have great insights. Keep writing, yes?