City Series – Tanvi Mishra in Delhi, We the Isolationists (140th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Tanvi Mishra]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see what should have been the happiest day of my life. My husband was supposed to arrive today with his entire family from Hamburg in Germany for our Indian wedding. I see what would have been a beautiful bouquet of cultures of guests from six continents. I see the chaos, the miscommunication, and the drunken dance of delirious aunts and uncles. I see my parents’ smiling faces as they gaze upon their first-born becoming finally a bride, and my brother struggling to organize the events in an attempt to hide his tears.
My eyes open, and my dream is lost.
“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.