When the Air Becomes Unbreathable
Living with wildfire smoke
The first time I saw a child wearing a mask was in 2018. It was more than a year before Covid hit us like a giant wrecking ball — smashing, splintering, shattering the lives we knew.
Back then, when I thought about face masks at all, which was hardly ever, I mostly associated them with hospitals. Occasionally I thought about the man…