“What do you do when you change into your new identity?” This quixotic question comes from, “Paulo”.
Since the days of forever a long time ago, (and Zambones knows this because I have traveled through all eras) we humans have worn masks, acted as others and taken on identities. Now you might perhaps think that we have done this because we dream of being someone else- but the opposite is true. It is the mask that teaches us who we are. What do we do when we change into our new identity- this is a tough question, but remember that I am Zamboni, so here is the truth.
There is no change. If there were change, why would we have a new book every ten minutes about how to change face/diet/nose/co-dependence/attitude, i.q./ etc: because the last one didn’t work. There is no change, only developing.
You are in the dark room, you expose light onto white paper. The paper is still white, on the surface there is no change. You put into first solution, there is a start, some lines. You put into second solution. You start to see some spots spread across page, some grey, some shades. Finally, after chemical third solution you start to see the photograph, the details, the poetry, finally: the art.
Each of us is waiting to become a work of art. This is why we seek, read, dress. But we must be careful- most careful, about how we develop.
I use Lindsay Lohan as example. She recently was used to make perhpas the worst short film ever made, probably in hopes it would “ressurect” her image. No. What she needs is to be in John Waters or Quentin Tarantino movie- then we see her freckles, her lines on face, her imperfections, her awkwardness. John Travolta only became John Travolta because of Pulp Fiction. A wise man once said, “your imperfections are your perfections”. Actually was me Zamboni who says this.
So Paulo, when you “change into your new” identity, you come closer to who you are. Like the Stoics said, “be what you wish to seem.”
Notice what people are for Holloween- this tells you more about their dreams then one hundred journal entries. When you plunge into right chemical developers, so to speak, and wait, is when you become genuine you.
Fribble me this!
Lindsay, you were/are perfect! Restore!