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I am my avatar

In another life I had the privilege of playing the “Phantom” in the Kopit and Yeston version of Phantom of the Opera. It was an amazing and difficult role made more difficult by the fact that I had to wear a mask for the entire show. I mention this because as an actor I had to find a way to communicate with my entire body the things that my face would have communicated. I realized that no one on stage could read my expressions or “see” what I was thinking. I think of this in terms of posting on social media and it make me wonder- am I my avatar? Am I a true expression of the person that I portray on line or are we all electronic phantoms masking our true selves
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Stories

There is a Hebrew Legend that Yahweh created the humans because he loved stories. That reminded me of a college class on the Bible where we agreed on the definition of the Bible as the history of Gods interaction with mankind and the stories that came from that interaction. What will our social media stories be?- how will we define this history of our interaction with each other, the larger world and to some extent a God who is interested in our stories?
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