Life damages everyone. Childhood trauma persisting for decades, love which wasn’t, choices, mistakes…consequences. This is all intertwined with the joy, friendship, and contentment, which is also life.
Masques, is a photo album made up of snapshots of prose. It is sad, sometimes cynical, wry with a dollop of wisdom, and a testament to the life of the author. A life which is not greatly different than all lives, in that everyone experiences these emotions.
This book hi-lights insecurities and confidence; the wonder of friendship and the grief of love lost, all juxtaposed over every day living. It shows how broken hearts mend if you allow them to. It promotes a philosophy of kindness, in a world where kindness is encouraged, but often times not followed.
It is hope in darkness. It is human.