I left my house today for the first time in a week. Other than venturing out for the mail or to water my plants, I’ve been Sheltering in Place. Today, I needed milk and tomatoes so with mask neatly covering my nose and mouth, Lysol wipes gripped in my fist and hand sanitizer in my purse, off I went.
It was gratifying to see that more of the other shoppers and grocery store staff were also sporting new masks… masks of every color and shape imaginable. Green arrows and red exes pointed the way to navigate the store and lines on the floor marked six-foot safety distances at the check out.
With my smartphone in hand, my shopping list app open for reminders of what I needed, I set off on a meandering trip up and down the aisles. For the most part, people were being respectful of personal distancing. There were a few unmasked people going up the down aisles and getting a smidge too close, but I was ready to ram my cart into trespassers in my comfort zone. I’m kidding… maybe.
The one thing I didn’t count on was that my phone’s Face ID would not function properly while I was wearing my mask. I had to keep entering in my pin number every time the screen timed out. I was apparently unrecognizable.
“Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.” Khalil Gibran
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What to do:
Using “face” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.