Why would people call life a masquerade?
People may call life a masquerade because it can sometimes feel like we are wearing masks or disguises, putting on a facade or pretending to be someone we’re not. We may feel like we are hiding our true selves or conforming to social norms and expectations, rather than being authentic and genuine.
Additionally, life can be unpredictable and full of surprises, much like a masquerade ball where people wear masks and costumes to conceal their identities and add an air of mystery and intrigue to the event. In life, we may encounter unexpected challenges, opportunities, and experiences that can make it difficult to navigate and understand.
Finally, the idea of a masquerade can also suggest a sense of playfulness and creativity, as people use their imaginations to invent new personas and characters. Life can also be a space for self-discovery, experimentation, and growth, as we explore different aspects of ourselves and try out different roles and identities.
Overall, calling life a masquerade can be a metaphor for the complexity and richness of the human experience, with all its joys, sorrows, challenges, and possibilities.
Mariette Kammerer – Director of KES, Inc, Radio Producer and Host, Founder of the Healing Mind