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It has been a month now since Halloween, and people are still wearing their mask. They wear them every day in their daily lives, as well as on their social media. We all keep our mask on for long periods of time that it starts to create a pungent smell of sweat, make-up, and SnapChat filters.

“She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew.”

― Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It

The most common mask showcased in our media is the Smile mask. The Smile mask is worn every time the wearer needs to cover up their real feelings. Whether someone on your team is upsetting you, or you are in a painful relationship, the Smile will make sure you are able to go by your day with no confrontation. Because that is the problem Smile saves you from, avoiding having to talk. Sometimes you wear Smile for so long, you sometimes just transcend the mask, and become content in your situation. Let’s just hope you are able to take it off once you are so used to wearing it.

“but the scariest mask of all
she whispered
is the one that goes unnoticed 
until it’s finally taken
off”

-o.h.

Mask have even taken over our phones! Snapchat and Instagram offer so many filters and features to make sure your mask looks amazing online. Edit out all of the problems you see and make sure your Online mask is perfect. Crop out the flaws in your life for everyone to think you are perfect with your beautiful Online mask. Let everyone from high school see how perfect you are with this new filter that clears off anything that could reveal your true face.

“Don’t be fooled by me.
Don’t be fooled by the face I wear
for I wear a mask, a thousand masks,
masks that I’m afraid to take off,
and none of them is me.”

– Charles C. Finn

The last mask I will share with you is the Nightlife mask. Now this mask does come off and on a lot more than the last two, but this one is still used a lot. And worn for no reason in all honesty! This mask is needed for when you go out during the night to meet other people. This mask is made of make up, razors, and hair products. You can’t just go out during the night how you normally do, you must wear your Nightlife properly in order to meet others. Consequences of wearing Nightlife however, is that if you spend the night at a strangers house, it will more than likely come off. It is kind of like a disposable mask. One time use only until you make it again.

These are just three examples of mask we wear. There are still more mask that haven’t been mentioned. Which mask are you currently wearing? How long have you had it on? Has it been on for so long, that it is leaving a pungent smell? Let me know in the comments below!

Pungent

3 thoughts on “Pungent Odor From Overused Mask

  1. I don’t have a Nightlife mask because I don’t have a social life. 😬 Unlike most people, I don’t hide my emotions with a smile. I hide them with a poker face. So nothing shows. I’ve had that mask on and off for 6 years now. It doesn’t have an odor because I’m trying to use it less. However, there are situations where it’s very helpful.

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  2. What an awesome and creatively deep post about the fronts we put on in our daily lives! I really enjoyed your creative approach to highlighting the truth–we all put on masks, even subconsciously, to hide for whatever reason afflicts us.

    I used to wear a mask–a “Mask of Compliance”, if you will–a mask that only said things to please people and comply to what they wanted me to be. That was years ago, but the damage was still done; it took me a long time to realize that opinions aren’t what create me–I am. Sometimes though, I see that mask in the closet and contemplate putting it back on, if I am being truthful, but I refuse to. I like the way my life is balanced now, between God and myself.

    Thanks for following my blog by the way!! I really appreciate it, and I love your content as well! Instant follower right here! :) It’s a pleasure to meet you!

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    • omg I’m super blushing while reading your comment. thank you so much for sharing your experience with mask. Nice to hear you were able to take it off before you transcended and actually BECAME the person you were pretending to be. :)

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