"All of Me"
No masks allowed
This is evidence of what I try to hide: Those dark circles which show how tired I am.
Tired of being tired.
Tired of being sick.
Tired of being depressed about being sick.
Tired of pretending to everyone that I'm fine.
Tired of it all.
If I look too closely at myself I see how far I've let myself sink down into the mask of "I am a sick person". When I actually can muster the energy to get out and about I pile on the makeup, especially under the eyes to try and pretend just for a little while that I'm just me, the pre-sick me who could get up and go anywhere anytime.