These days, the above emoji has completely replaced the smiley face ones I used to use a lot.
Most days, I am running on fumes so my brain is not processing as it should. Hence, if you text me anything beyond “how are you?”, I will likely send you this emoji.
Actually, ask me anything by text these days and you will get this emoji.
It works well for me because it lets others know that I don’t really want to talk, especially my current situation. It’s hard to talk to others who have never provided care to someone ill and dying – they just don’t get it and I no longer have patience for the things they say without thinking.