unmasking journey

“The comparison of life to a road is a very ancient one, and you and I are travelers along that road whether we think of it that way or not, traveling from the unknown into the unknown…….What becomes increasingly real as we travel along is…the actual face that lies behind all the masks [that we wear].  Travel (life) can be a very unmasking experience, bringing us suddenly face to face with ourselves–as when we are gazing out of a train window at the endless line of telegraph poles whipping by, and we find that part of what we are looking at is our own reflection.”  -Frederick Buechner, Magnificent Defeat

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  1. Thanks for this quote! I know that it’s rarely fun to have those unmasking moments. I usually end up feeling pretty rough when that happens. But in the end I’m always glad for them.

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