In the wake of compulsory pretense, saving grace or merely mastering the Jekyll Hyde persona – I agree, it is sometimes necessary to wear a mask. But I cannot begin to understand how people constantly wear masks yet pronounce highest degrees of love, genuineness or piety! Perhaps you can call it decorum, impression, guise or façade.
Warning: The latter is the scariest of the lot
Somehow this mask has innate qualities of being beautiful, deceptive, passionate and devious – all at the same time. The mask is put to the test often – trust-o-meter, fiction-o-meter, warmth-o-meter and so many meters – failing at some and passing at some. The most heartbreaking part is that you fall in love with the mask, and every time a bit of it wears away (thanks to all the tests), it takes a piece of your genuine love with itself.
Warning: Coming across masked people is perhaps mandatory
Many questions remain with me regarding these human masks, which I suppose I will continue to ponder on. For now, let me introduce to you our next Cheese player – Mascarpone Cheese – synonymously associated with the Italian dessert Tiramisu, this soft cheese is very versatile and can be used in a number of ways. By using just three ingredients I have used it to make an insanely rich and creamy no-churn ice cream. What starts off as a bite of chilled cheesecake, conveniently turns into a velvety, smooth, comforting ice cream (quite a mask eh!)
Warning: This little devil breaks all degrees of Creamy-o-meter!