It’s a small way of making life a little bit easier for people whose lives are otherwise a little bit harder. And it’s a bright blue recurring reminder for all of us, every day, that we’re capable of choosing not to be [Left Behind-holes].
It’s good for all of us, I think, to view them this way — to allow them to serve as a reminder that we are, collectively, capable of such a choice, and that we in fact have already made such a choice. But seeing those designated parking spaces should also be a reminder that it always is a choice — something that we must choose again and again, perpetually, because we are all also capable of choosing the other way.
Basically an argument that people should think about masks for the same reason we think about the blue parking space. One, that this is such an easy thing to do. Two, if we have any gratitude that we’ve made it this far without harm, would we expose someone else?
There is a point the blogger didn’t mention. Almost no one who needs a handicap space will ever get well. Masks, on the other hand, could be temporary if we exercise self-discipline until a vaccine and/or treatment is found.
(Note: blogger is a downsized reporter, also liberal, also comments are unmoderated.)