I've been wearing masks for years. I have an entire metaphorical closet full of them. For all occasions and all times. I made them all myself, actually.
I wear them to protect myself. Not from any virus. But from people knowing who I really am.
These masks are so cleverly constructed it's hard to tell I'm wearing one. At least, that's the goal.
So now when I go to the grocery store or to the pharmacy with a literal mask, surgeon-ready, I'm relieved. I don't have to go to the elaborate stages of putting on one of my many false faces to hide behind. This real mask does all the work for me.
The relief of not being seen.