An absurd thought:
The other day while I was watching the movie, National Treasure with my students, I had a reality check. As a reminder, this is the 2004 Nicholas Cage film all about treasure hunters, conspiracy theories, a silly smart side kick, and a quirky romance.

This was not a huge revelation, but more of a “wow” moment and a reminder about how we really can get used to anything and how quickly. There is a scene where they’re at a Gala celebrating the Declaration of Independence, and I kept thinking something is off (besides the acting). Then I realize no one at the party is wearing a mask. Super spreader! Super spreader!

And that is how I realized I have shifted into understanding life with a mask is “normal,” and anything other than that feels strange. Through a movie with flip-phones.

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