Wearing A Mask Is Work
Wearing a mask is work for me and observing my mask is work for you. Wearing my glib mask of superiority to hide my true self requires a lot of physical and emotional energy. Masking my true feelings is too energy intensive and now that I am an old man I no longer have the strength to hide behind my mask of humor. I used to be right there wearing my amateur comedian mask at the masquerade ball but thanks to my myasthenia gravis disease making my muscles weak, I am becoming a more authentic person my keeping my big mouth shut.
This week instead of exclusively walking everywhere I will break in my brand new Senior Citizen Tap Card when I take my first bus ride which will be to the Covina Public Library to return my books and pick-up my prescriptions at Rite-Aid.
Amitriptyline is an anti-anxiety medication formerly marketed under the discontinued brand name Elavil that relieves Mysathenia gravis pain. My primary physician prescribed 50 mg. per day but my neurologist says that Amitriptylene causes Parkinson’s disease and so he cut my dose down to 25 mg. per day. The serotonin rush is very pleasant and combined with gabapentin (Neurotin) most of my post-herpetic neuralgia and Mysathenia gravis pain is relieved.
Founder’s Church of Religious Science
Founder’s Church of Religious Science is important in my life mainly because of the bookstore. When I lived in Larchmont, California I was a semi-regular at Founders during 2013 and 2014. There is a photograph of Joel S. Goldsmith and his lineage on the wall downstairs. This bookstore is where Br. John Drewerey found Joel Goldsmith and this bookstore is also where I purchased a Religious Science home study course in 1991. I did not discover JSG until 2008 at a Religious Science Church called Agape in Culver City, California. The Church of Religious Science enabled me to find God and stay out of churches.