What does wearing a mask mean? For me, it means that I respect other people. I may not be in great fear of contracting the recent Covid virus, but I recognize that others are.
So, when I wear my mask, I am saying, “I see you. I understand that you feel more comfortable if I cover my face with a mask or shield. So I will.”
It is saying that we’re all in this complicated, frustrating situation together. I trust that, together, we will all get through this…and come out on the other side stronger and happier. More resilient.
Wearing my mask might hide most of my face…but I can still smile at you with my eyes.