English and Literature
Submitted By Bonbonbonbonbon
My mask’s name is derived from the word/color Violet and the animal Peacock. Violet represents a woman - A strong woman capable of doing things that are productive. A woman who has a positive outlook in life. I’m the kind of person who makes use of my shortcomings to improve myself, that’s what makes me strong. I don’t focus on the negative side of life rather I use my disappointments and shortcomings to set my goals in life. On the other hand, the peacock feathers above my mask symbolize integrity and beauty you can achieve when you endeavor to show your true colors. Beyond that, the peacock is also possessor of some of the most admired human characteristics. To Lakshmi, the Peacock is also associated with Kwan-yin in Asian spirituality. Kwan-yin (or Quan Yin) is also an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, good-will, nurturing, and kind-heartedness. Now, I’m wearing my mask of myself. I struggle to show my true self; it takes an effort for me not to be a pony mainly because I have lots of insecurity about myself since I’m just a human who has imperfections in my personality as a whole. But then again, I want a person to perceive the real Bonbon, who has a big heart for everybody and who cares for everyone.
I’m happy right now because I am who I am. Behind my optimism are my parents who will always be my inspiration. They are the ones who molded my mind to be optimistic in life and to do my best always and at the same time being happy of what I’m doing. I was never sad because I have a family who is always there for me and supports me. They made me feel that us is never a one-man team. Because of them, I learn to love people and to understand them before wanting to be...