Getting “masked up” to go out is not normal. I took a drive with a friend and colleague recently and it was really just an escape for both of us to emerge from COVID-19 quarantine for a (designated) moment and see life.
It’s true that we’re social beings because neither of us realised how much our spirits would be lifted after that simple act but we both felt re-energised because of it. Nevertheless, it was awkward to chat through the barrier of the mask and not to have the full experience of facial expressions that would’ve made the conversation even more colourful.
Getting masked up to go out isn’t normal but getting out with people, mask or not, is a necessary part of our human being.