King of Masks – Will the True Boddhisatva Please Stand Up or … Fall Down?

18 0224 King of Masks2Missing a front tooth or two, the King of Masks, goes from town to Chinese town performing his amazing, rapid change-of-masks feats to amused and excited audiences. He is getting old and needs an heir to learn his gifts and continue this tradition.  Because of the sexism endemic to most societies (past and present), it is the custom that this heir must be male (with a “teapot spout”). The grandson he purchases for just a few dollars must soon confess he has no spout – is actually a girl – such a sweet, dedicated and hardworking child who gives him company, seeks to protect him and as well, to bring him the male heir he desires.

Through a twist of fate and circumstances, we are shown who wears the real masks, who has the true strength of will and character and who is the true living boddhisatva willing to risk life and limb for another.  I won’t say more about this Netflix film except that it is so very rich, thrilling and illuminating.  I highly recommend.

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I've walked this life path with sweet thoughts and burning wishes, a sound sense of purpose and an urgent need to express. Shy at first, I've overcome oceans of self doubt and self consciousness to seek an audience, ears like blossoms bending to the wondering wind. I am simple now. I am simple as a way to reach out. Worlds, galaxies, pivotal people, mushrooms, spiraling whilrlpools, i'm textured and wired for communication. Simply wired for fundamental transformation. A vision. A quest. A manifestation of divine Life, Light and Love. My name means Grace. A free gift, a talent, a value from the ultimate word maker, the Infinite Mind of the Infinite One. My mind to yours. Tree to limb, leaf to belief, falling and rising and knowing at the same time. Im Nancy (Grace) and grateful to know you.
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