AS IT STANDS | Roman Floresca
There are billions, maybe trillions of masks, and we know or have seen only a few of them. There is a mask that hides the personality of the one wearing it. There is one that hides the true identity of the person wearing it, like Zorro, or maybe Flash or Batman. There are masks that hide the entire person altogether and there are masks that reveal part of the person.
No matter what reason we have for wearing a mask we certainly have to wear it with style and with grace. It may be too late in the game or too early for another battle but it is never too late to wear your mask with finesse and style. Besides when you wear your mask you have to wear so that it won’t get dislodged by the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Think of the joy one small face mask can bring to the one who made it. Think that maybe some senior citizen used his or probably her wits end to make the mask. This is a time for creativity, a time for people to use their heads to get better designs.
I remember during the early day of the pandemic how each boy or girl would make his or her own design of a mask for everybody to see or enjoy it.
It never ceases to amaze me how fast people’s reaction can be especially in the face of extreme necessity.
Look at all those creations, some as far as making a copy of the facial features of the persons themselves. Others incorporating some details such as tourist spots and others. Some have seen fit to have their seniors join the fray. Mayor Isko Moreno’s battalion of senior citizens are certainly proficient in their new vocation.
Now there are others who have tried and who have made it their business to create and do the things a creator does. But these are only fleeting things although the danger that these masks seek to prevent are not. Millions have died and lost their livelihood and still their worries are far from over.
However, the pandemic still lingers and would likely a few more months or maybe years. Who knows?
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