BEHIND THE MASK A tale of self-portraits 〰➰〰

I think we all wish we could erase darker times in our life. But all of life's experiences, good & bad, make you who you are today.

"We've all got both light & dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on, that's who we really are." ~ Sirius Black

She will hide all you wish to see about her sweet soul, like breathing & living in a masquerade ball. Watch her soul because even with a mask her eyes give her away.

Being torn by how you really feel & how people expect you to feel is not a good place to be. Just. Be. Yourself.

Bill Cosby

"Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing."

Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is a reflection of the world inside you.

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.


Dr. Seuss

"Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?"

Have you ever wondered what hurts the most: saying something & wishing you had not, or saying nothing & wishing you had?

Music is what feelings sound like. - Georgia Cates

By being yourself, you put something beautiful in the world that was not there before.


Edwin Elliot


Make peace with yourself & you make peace with the world. - Charmainism #steller #stellerstories #stellerperson #stellerquotes

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  • _Kristen

    I love the one on the cover!

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  • BlueBat77

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  • jaywilder

    Totally awesome. I love that Dr. Seuss quote and the one about music. Great imagery. Really brilliant.

  • sunburntchaos

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  • sunburntchaos

    Thank you! So kind of you :) @ChayahS @BlueBat77 @pmd @_Kristen

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  • sunburntchaos

    Thanks so much for your kind words @sthrn_quixote - you are so kind :)


    Love this!

  • stephvnie

    This speaks to most teenagers so much, love it!❤️

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