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Everyone wears masks. Some are visible some are not. Some are brightly colored, some are flesh colored. Some are decorative, some abstracted and some of the best simply there.
His was unique with a strip of red flesh, perfectly schooled by cruelty, humility, pain and suffering.
Hers was motherly, caring and nurturing, crafted from despair and need, survival.
They were two of a kind, though they didn't yet know it. Both wore their masks proudly, for different reasons that were exactly the same.