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.
Do we really know ourselves? Each other? Or are we so busy wearing Masks, covering up and pretending, that it has become impossible to have true intimacy with one another?
The youth in the Darling House and San Juan House were challenged to explore the masks they use; what "secrets” are causing them shame; find the roots of their negative core beliefs; transfer it all to Jesus; then
adopt new empowering core beliefs and begin to take the courageous steps to show their “true colors.”
While the characters in the Shel Silverstein poem above do not actually have blue skin, it represents their true colors. "Blue skin" could represent their flaws, loves, secrets and passions. It's their quirky habits and interests, their hurts and joys, that make them who they are. It's everything about them that makes their skin "blue." How could they expect to find “blue” when they were hiding it themselves?
“Masks” is about putting down the big masks that we all wear, that façade of “normal,” and revealing those “weird” parts of you that truly make you unique; letting go of all the shame. We are only as sick as our secrets.
THANK YOU SUSAN DEVINE FOR COMING TO PERU AND TEACHING VALUABLE TRUTHS!
“I have come that they might have life; and have it to the full.”
Courageously His, David and Gina Stavros