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)
- From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding by Jesse Thistle (e-book from the library)