Same action, different message.

“Hi, I hate you.”

I realized that this is akin to the message I send when I pass people on a narrow path. I have my mask on and I hold my face down away from them.

I am doing this because it feels like a way to protect them from getting infected should I be carrying the virus… But it occurs to me that I could include a friendly hello with the same movement and send a very different message- a message more akin to that which I want to send. You can’t see my smile… It is there but no one knows when it is covered up.

Unless you are not wearing a mask… And then perhaps I do want to send the original message.

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