Sarah Ruhl is a mom and a screenwriter. While we, during the pandemic, have tried to figure out how to communicate wearing masks, Ruhl writes about her experience with lingering Bell’s Palsy, a disease that paralyzed half of her face. What happens when we don’t look like ourselves, when our facial expressions don’t accurately portray our emotions, and when we don’t have control over what is revealed? Ruhl writes with disarming self-deprecation, honesty, and humor. She is authentically herself. Whether describing joy and love or questioning and frustration, Ruhl’s writing touches both head and heart. To read this is to discover someone who is very human.