So I did what I said I was going to do the weekend before the mask bylaw was lifted in Alberta. I wore my COVID 1984 T-shirt without a mask in the Dollarama. No one said a thing. Maybe it’s an attitude…. It felt good I can tell you that. I was tired of not being openly defiant of the massive injustice. I am happy that the bylaw has been lifted. But the fact that people have been brainwashed is sadly evident. I still see so many people even outside wearing a mask. And more sadly, my workplace has said they are not removing the mask restriction for now. When I heard this news I thought I was going to lose my mind. I had to go outside before I wrecked something. I am still wearing my face shield in the office except when behind my plexiglass fish bowl. This is all so very wrong. I have come to realize in the last week that there is no going back to normal after this and also that I have been kidding myself along with everyone else that it would. I’m thinking that the last time I did not feel trapped in the Twilight Zone was when I went to the Dollarama with my COVID 1984 shirt. I’m going to do more of that. This is my new normal, world. And I’ll be damned if I’ll back down.