Wednesday, March 23, 2011


03.23.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

'The more you hide, the clearer the disguise.'

Heard something like that in lyrics to one of my running podcasts recently...and the 'contradiction' kept me pondering. Though plenty of personal examples could reveal themselves, I chuckled to think of an obvious one faced today - this one, like the photograph, in the literal I force myself to clean out 'junk' from a spare room (notice I'm procrastinating at this moment whilst attending to my 365!). :) In the more figurative sense, two quotes offer additional insight,
from the individual perspective:

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
~ Abraham Maslow

and when thinking of groups:

Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ultimately, though, the layers of truth will reveal themselves. Now, off to deal with more 'truth' in many levels of disposable and recyclable items that can no longer remain disguised! Argh... Freedom Park, Naples, FL