I’ve been practising wearing a coronavirus mask. Not doing well because my ears are already overloaded with glasses and hearing aids. But one day I’ll find a mask that stays on my face.
Nobody smiles at you in a coronavirus mask. I used to collect smiles as I walked around town (19 is my personal best so far). But in a mask, I will need new strategies. Facial expressions don’t get through.
Yesterday a young masked mother showed me one solution. When we passed on the street she said,”Hi.” Perhaps it’s that simple.
How would RuPaul’s Drag Race go in masks? How would any TV series go in masks? I’m assuming masks will be a recurring feature for a year or two yet. Our style of human interaction will need to adapt. More talk. More eyebrow twitching. Hand waving. Head wobbling. Tongue clicking. We can do this…