It was the December of '97 . I was one of the few folks who were selected in a state wide Talent hunt to particpate in a Youth festival held at Jigani, Bangalore.
Jigani, i should mention is about 40 kms from Bangalore and is indeed beautiful. This facility was amidst lush green fields, a trekking section and tranqulity . :-). The camp had a diverse group. Camping, trekking, collage, pottery, art, music and stage, were the activities that were to be covered over our period of stay. The overall exercise and the exposure we had is almost etched in an indelible state of my mind. One of the exercises we involved in was called MASK and the process was roughly as discussed in this site, ofcourse excluding the spooky special effects that this site also goes on to describe.
At the end of the exercises each one was supposed to talk about their learnings from that exercise. One of them from my group remarked,
" This exercise taught us something what we all do subconsciously. We all wear a MASK. ".
It was apoint which most of us had missed indeed.
We all wear a MASK.
The bard , in his play, "As You Like It" , rightly said .......
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;"
Ah .... he was right!