THE MASQUERADE

If it is about the faces that we see today, the reality is that we are in an age of faces of mask than the real faces. There are many occult faces, suffering from moral, political, social and logical censure. In desperation to escape these bounded states of affairs those faces came to implement the principles of concealed feelings, few argumentative looks, vast ocean of intellectual defeatism, of bad feelings,…etc.  The mask that they wore concealed only the areas around the eye, the focal point of visual perception. The eye is where the power of a human being lies in its primary sense, as well as secondarily, aesthetic sense, as a parameter to measure beauty. The eye has many colors, textures and miracles. But it also has its shortcomings in revealing the secrets people think are hidden in the darkest chambers of their gossip safe deposit; it leaks the secrets of people when it sheds its colorless fluid, tear, a main line of argument as to how to understand what the person with tearful eyes wanted to say, the message he wanted to convey. As such the eyes need to be kept secret, they need to remain shrouded in secrecy in the mask of ignorance, desperation, poverty, profanity, naivety, herd mentality, reductionism, …

And when these people are to dance, they won’t take of the mask, the goggle, the gloomy spectacle of their protective personalities; instead they dance with their masks on. Hence, masquerade, a baroque culture from 16th century Europe, France being the origin of the word itself. Masquerade, from the the French wordmascarade’ translates in its other sense ‘a pretense or disguise’. If they are to take this mask off those disguised can’t dance properly, speak eloquently, express their ideas so freely, for they have been deprived of their hiding trench, hiding attic by the very free will of their own.

But it is not the musical or choreographic content that I am interested in, it is rather the mental decay, the mass tendency to hide: oneself, one’s own identity, thriving curiosities, widening horizons of rationality, multiplicity of dimensions…If a human being is devoid of these listed elements of exuberance, it is to be a creature to be led by ‘allegory of the cavelacking the essence of existence as well the necessity. Hence, if the trend is towards the nadir than the zenith human philosophical and psychological developments the world we now live in will a world of fantasies and apparitions, better described as ‘the matrix’. That fake world of no sense of feeling for reality.

Published by Hibamo Ayalew

Very recently I've come to the decision that I've to say what I've to say in ways I wanted to say irrespective of the "feelings" of the mediocre creatures out there crawling the earth in search of solace where there's none. Seeking wisdom in the Desert of the Real.

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