Private Faces/Public Faces

The sad tragedy of the football player who killed his girlfriend and then himself this weekend shows how we are often seduced by the public persona of a human. Should we believe the quotes and stories about people who shape our interests and our days? Here was a young man who was deeply troubled with a gun. A young man who should have known better about solving problems than
resorting to killing. His private face seems to have been kept very private indeed. That is what was meant in Dr.
Jeckell and Mr. Hyde when conflicting personalities fought over the space of one person’s soul. We know only the face turned towards us. We should never forget there is another face too. Two angels, an angel and a devil, or both devils. These are the possibilities.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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