Friday, September 30, 2011

Who are you?

"Who are you?" is a surface question which has a vast, intricate rootage.  Who are you behind your mask, your role?  Who are you behind your words?  Who are you when you are alone with yourself?  In the middle of the night, when you awake, who are you then?  When dawn rescues you from the rainforest of the night, who are you before you slip back safely beneath the mask and the name by which you are known during the day?  It is one of the unnoticed achievements of daily life to keep the wild complexity of your real identity so well hidden that most people never suspect the worlds that collide in your heart. 

John O'Donohue
photo:  Peter Bowers