We went for a walk around the neighborhood the other day, in the snow. The snow made everything seem much quieter and more magical. Almost no one had on a mask. There were plenty of people outside, enjoying the rare snow that covered everything. Everyone was smiling, happy, and having fun, while NOT wearing masks.
There was only ONE person we met who was walking the other way down a very wide street, alone, with a mask on, and a hood pulled down over the face and eyes. That person was closed off, hunkered over and walking fast, with an attitude of ISOLATION, non-individuality and inhumanity.
There was no face, no eyes, no facial expression, no greeting, no communication other than FEAR, not even an acknowledgement that we were there. The difference between that FEAR and PARANOIA based person hiding behind a mask while walking alone on a snow covered street and all of the other people who were often walking in large groups with full facial expressions, happiness, joy and greetings to fellow humans, was very stark, and offered a huge contrast, plus meaning and value.
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