Being Social is a Superpower

I’m somewhat excited this week. Tomorrow is a big day. I will get my second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. With a name like AstraZeneca, you would expect it to give a person superpowers. Sadly, it won’t make me bulletproof, but these days being able to walk through a crowd without fear does constitute a superpower. Not that I plan on walking through crowds anytime soon. I never liked large groups of people and the last year has only solidified, and justified that dislike.

There have been so many changes in the last year, and I’ve enjoyed some of them. Staying 2 meters apart in the queue; can we keep that rule forever? And limiting capacity on public transport? I don’t need total strangers breathing down my neck. Forget disease, personal hygiene is enough reason to keep a distance. Personal Space; it’s a glorious thing.

How about masks? I think masks are great. wearing one means you are taking responsibility for how your health affects others. You are keeping your germs (and your halitosis) to yourself. Great for those days when you don’t feel bad enough to stay home from work, but you also don’t want to be patient zero for your company. They also reduce to zero the number of men telling women to “Cheer up, Luv” My resting bitch face is my own business. (And Seriously, why do men do that? I’m allowed to have a frowny face, just like they seem to be allowed to adjust their nuts un public. If they stop doing that, I’ll stop frowning,)

Still, I am looking forward to some of the things the vaccine will allow. Hugs are a big one. Travel. I cannot stress how much I am looking forward to travel, and I can see Vaccine passports being a big part of that. My first destination will be Canada, where I plan to give an receive an absolutely infinite number of hugs.

Theatres will become a welcoming place again. The shared experience of a live show. It’s not the same watching things at home. The audience is part of the experience (except for the one’s who cough, talk, and have their phones out; They can stay home forever, thank you).

So tomorrow, or really, two weeks from tomorrow, many things become possible again. Everyone is welcome to get their shot and join me.

1 Comment

  1. Looking forward to seeing you back home in Nova Scotia!


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