When is a mask not a mask?

As CV-19 continues to wreak havoc across the world, life somehow must go on.  In order to protect ourselves, things that we would have scoffed at in January are now a habit.  Photography can be used to record them for posterity.

Until 2020 my main use for masks was when editing images in Photoshop, but now we must wear a mask when we go shopping.  I’ve found that the best place for my mask is hanging on the indicator stalk of my car.  It makes it easy to remember.  I’ve seen them dangling from rear-view mirrors, which is not such a good idea, as it’s distracting.

CV-19 has brought out lots of signs and some of them have quite inventive spelling.  This sign in a pub, enforcing a one-way system, has a minimalist approach to the spelling of queue.  Perhaps Manuel from Fawlty Towers works there?  I’ve cloned out the pub’s logo to save them from embarrassment.

Of course, once we have been out and about our potentially contaminated masks need to be washed and dried.  I’ve got into the habit of putting my mask straight into the washing machine on my return home.  It’s very useful having the washing machine close to the door.

These small details of life under CV-19 are worth recording.  In the future we can use them to reflect on what it was like in 2020 (and 2021?).

Stay safe.

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