Our friends who are patrons of a wide range of makeup kits would recommend that one uses a concealer to cover up any blemishes on the face so as to have the ‘perfect’ smooth look. As well as they hide the imperfections, they can’t make them disappear. It just hides them for the time frame you need them to and then after it’s all said and done and the concealer wears off, the black spots and pimples would be staring right back at you in the mirror.
Just like almost everything else, most things cannot be concealed forever. As a popular proverb in my local dialect goes, “Attitude is like pregnancy; no matter how long it is hidden, it will definitely show.”
No matter how many layers of niceties it is buried under, one’s true self would definitely resurface. Even professional actors get to pause in their action when the director says, ‘cut!’ So how long can one possibly live a double life without losing guard for a moment and getting caught throughout his lifetime? Impossible!
Instead of having something to conceal, it would be more prudent to ensure it doesn’t exist in the first place. If there’s really nothing wrong with whatever you are hiding, there would be no reason to hide it. Whether it is an attitude, addiction, affair, business fraud, the person is very much aware of the ulterior motive for concealing it. But concealers don’t last; they eventually wear off.
Light doesn’t hide anything; it exposes what is hidden. If you claim you are clean and a child of the light, what’s with the masks and concealers? (I’m not talking cosmetics here, by the way.) You are not lying to the people in your life, you are digging your own grave. And whatever bed you make, you’d definitely lie in it.
Let’s try our possible best to live a concealer-free life from today, shall we?
Josephine Amoako © 2016