“Till that word can be dug out of us, why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces.”
C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces (1956)
William Wildblood has an interesting post about the sanitary masks, which are now mandatory for English shoppers. They are also mandatory here, with compliance close to universal. Wildblood is rankled by the English mandate and has interesting things to say about the spiritual cost of truckling to authority, effacing personal identity, and melting into the anonymous herd of false faces. But I have learned to love my mask and believe we will never give them up or put them away.
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