We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.
– Carl Jung

That mask I wear; the stranger inside myself.

Yeah, I wear a lot of masks. I wear different masks for different people. The mask I wear around co-workers in my department is different than the one I wear around employees in different departments. And the mask I wear around my supervisor is different still, and yet another one around his boss.

Then there are masks around different friends. Different masks for different family members.

There was a time in my life when I thought I was only masks. That there was nothing inside.

I have grown past that.

I have seen myself. I am not proud.