City Series – Yaish Ahmad in Delhi, We the Isolationists (212th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Yaish Ahmad]
I I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see the quietness that, Neruda, in one of his poems, wished for: an exotic moment when all the chaos and madness in this world stops.
I think what he didn’t account for was the fact that biggest conflict and chaos rest inside ourselves. Our inner conflicts are rooted in hate and revenge that we practice.
I ask myself then what do we exactly need after all—a voice says it’s just empathy and compassion which can keep us going.
The world is healing itself in lockdown, and so should we.
“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.