Mask Upside


President-elect Joe Biden has said “Wearing a mask is not about making your life less comfortable or taking something away. It’s to give something back to all of us — a normal life.”

Indeed wearing a mask has so many positive side effects, that I’m not really sure what the fuss is about.

Take me for example. At age 64, my self-evaluation can best be summed up by the late ‘70s band The Monks and their song Nice Legs Shame About the Face. Yup, that’s me in a nutshell. l have my father’s skinny legs, long neck, not-a-lot-of chin, and punctuated by a large nose. Add to that, since Covid I haven’t gotten my hair cut or dyed. The total effect is chestnut brown hair plus a smattering of silvery grey ( ok, maybe slightly more than a smattering) which hangs several inches below my shoulders. Basically I looked like a goose with long hair. So when you add a mask, here is positive side effect number one: I lose 25 years, a larger than life nose, and a sagging jaw line! What more could I ask for?

Wait, there’s more! Did I mention my big nose is always cold? I guess because it sticks out so far in front of me it loses body heat. So positive effect number two: when I walk the dog in the woods behind my house, I’ll put the mask on for warmth.

My nose warming has an unintended positive effect number three: when a runner or bicyclist shows up on my path, they all of a sudden develop a conscience when they see me and quickly yank their mask into place or at least give me a wide berth. Good, right?

2 thoughts on “Mask Upside

  1. Well I’ll look at the mask thing differently Penny…I’m not fond of them at all…I pick my running around times carefully….but I also remember travelling and knowing many people wear them in pubic even with out a pandemic 🤓🌞sending you joy ~ smiles hedy ☺️💫

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    • I somehow missed your note. I have family in Kelowna who have said the same thing. The virus is so crazy intense here that it’s become a requirement. I guess I’m looking for any reason to make it ok to wear a mask. I try to choose my outing times too but living on the east coast near a major city, there’s hardly a good time where there are fewer people around.
      As usual I love seeing your photos !!!
      xo, P.

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