Recently I was called to school to update some records. You could say I was eager as my pet Sheru, featured in the header, to get out of the house.
The school campus was deserted except for a few workers pottering about refusing to meet the eye. I suppose, after months of isolation and work from home, none of us remembered how to be social in person.
I entered the school lab to find the same thing repeating. My colleagues were diligently working at their work stations, far apart. Only the computer keys went clack – clack.
It was only then I realised that my heavy duty mask was to be blamed . Apparently with that on, I transformed from Bruce Wayne to Batman. No one recognised me!
Mercifully, my voice did the trick. It was packed with all the emotion I could muster of , ‘I’m happy to see you.’ Trust me, it was a joyous reunion with as much feelings our masked features and social distancing would allow.
It definitely made me long for the good old days when we hugged, took group selfies or just hung out without a care. We did nothing of that sort now.
Now I have begun looking forward to the vaccine (with or without the phrase 3 trials confirmation) or herd immunity that scientists talk of. I can’t wait to chuck my mask away for good.
Actually I have a more practical problem than cosmetic. You see, my spectacles fog with the mask and I cannot see a damn thing !
The blind masked look is not for me.
Any solution to this problem? Please share . You’d make me as happy as this lion on the sidewalk in Stockholm.
Inspired by Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Emotions