I was driving in the car with Gary, with my mask hanging around my neck (because Gary’s finally over his illness), but I suddenly found myself with the mask over my nose again when:
- a Dodge Charger passed us on the right and revved his engine aggressively
- Gary glanced in his blind spot and didn’t notice that the car in front of us was braking hard
- Gary, the car to his left, and the car behind him all ran a red light
It seems if I am frightened I instinctively put the mask on, as if the mask will keep me safe from ALL things, not just the virus. How will I cope with fear after the vaccine is invented? What will comfort me when I drive with Gary? I might have to keep the mask around as a security blanket.