City Series – Saadia in Perth, We the Isolationists (145th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Saadia]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself in my mother’s living room in Lahore. Sunshine is filtering through the thick green curtains and falling on the glass table-top covered with a white mat. I see myself sitting on the floor in front of the gas heater warming my hands, laughing with mum at my sister’s silly jokes. My father is watching Facebook videos, put on high volume, and laughing heartily. I want to keep my eyes closed. This is the only way I can be there with them.
“We the Isolationists” series urges folks from any part of the world to share a brief diary starting with “I close my eyes in my self-isolation from Corona… and I see…” Not more than 100 words. With a horizontal-sized selfie, along with your city name… please mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.