I’m having the strangest experience when I wear a mask. I feel so detached from humans that I have to remind myself to look into their eyes. I think the mask makes me feel anonymous which then also makes me kind of rude? It makes me feel very distant from others so I keep to myself more rather than make any attempt at connections.
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely believe in masks, I’m just sharing what I’m noticing with myself lately.
Also, while we’re on the subject .. something else I’m noticing is that a lot of the people that disagree with masks hardly have to wear them anyway. I don’t hear my nurse friends or my friends working in hair salons gripping about it. They just do it and show up for work. If they’re at the salon, they have especially cute ones. If they’re a nurse, there might be a face shield added as well. Some of us are so extremely privileged that we get to pick and choose when and if we wear a mask and it’s diminishing our interest in others. Now is an excellent time to learn about ourselves and each other and our relationship with consent and how we move through this world. Even, maybe especially, when it’s all flipped turn upside down like it is now.