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Just an observation

This morning I took my kid to the park for a mom’s meetup. I’ve been meaning to do one in my area but a lot the times these events happens during the weekday when I am at work. To be honest, I don’t have any mom friends I could easily reach out to. Majority of my friends don’t have kids.

Here’s an observation I made yesterday; it looks like there are positives of wearing masks during the pandemic especially among self-conscious teenagers. Yesterday at work, I had to do a group photo of our high school student volunteers. My supervisor requested to do individual pictures too. When it came to do individual photos I asked them to tak off their mask. About all of them declined to remove their masks for the photos. For me, it was fine. I want to respect their decision. They’re clearly comfortable with themselves wearing the masks.

For me, I find it almost liberating to wear a mask. I don’t have to check and double check for food particles on my front teeth when I can wear a mask. Physical appearance have long been the currency for one’s self-worth. With a mask, one can let other qualities shine through without worrying about spinach showing on their teeth.

Books I am currently reading:

Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe by Voddie T. Baucham (for book club)

Books finished:


4 thoughts on “Just an observation”

  1. We have a mask mandate for indoor public spaces and I haven’t seen anyone not following the mandate in my area. Thank you for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare.


  2. Interesting observation for sure. I personally hate them. I want to see peoples smiles. I encounter people who rely on lip reading, I see the struggle people have. I have joked that they’re good for keeping faces warm when it’s cold, and now would be a great time to get major tooth work done because you’d have a good reason to wear a mask.


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