self-portrait in orange hoodie (and more David Mack)

self-portrait in orange hoodieIn another reference to David Mack’s beautiful comic book, Kabuki¬†(which I am re-reading, again)– I am wearing a mask. Sometimes it’s on so tight I forget it’s a mask and not my real face.

Reading as healing:

“I opened the book and I was a child again. As I close it, I find that I am the new me. I guess that’s what books do. Take you places. Move you. Inside. And out. You are at a different place after you read the book…Than you were before you read it. In many ways…A different person…As well.” ~ Kabuki

“Do you think books help shape your identity? Or do they only reveal it?” ~ The Animal Doctor

Both quotes are from David Mack’s Kabuki, The Alchemy

self-portrait with david mack

self-portrait with red and pink lips“I realized that the self portrait project was a metaphor for teaching me to create me own life…Your ideas, actions, and choices create your life. Your life is your self portrait. Which in turn shapes your own identity.”

~ David Mack in Kabuki, The Alchemy