City Series – Afsar Zaidi in Bombay, We the Isolationists (178th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Afsar Zaidi]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see
An image of people hurrying
From one place to another
Yet, there is a certain stillness
Seems like a painting
Of myriad colours
Mish Mash of designs
Yet, there is something soothing
Emanating out of the canvas
My eyes remain shut
Can sense a lot of restlessness
I am tempted to open my eyes
Although don’t want to break the reverie
The union of chaos and calmness
And I realise am being taught
The necessity of being
In action via inaction.
“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.