City Series – Sumaiya Siddiqui in Manama, Bahrain, We the Isolationists (224th Corona Diary)

City Series – Sumaiya Siddiqui in Manama, Bahrain, We the Isolationists (224th Corona Diary)

City Series – Sumaiya Siddiqui in Manama, Bahrain, We the Isolationists (224th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary.

[Text and photo by Sumaiya Siddiqui]

I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself a survivor of this pandemic, followed by brain surgery. I‘m not only free from this tumor but from every sorrow and doubt I have carried within me for years, loving openly and allowing myself to be loved.

I am healthy, beaming with joy, standing next to the most amazing soul from across the border, a quiet, selfless human who pours so much hope and love into me every single day, I can physically feel pain leave my body. I see me giving him my whole world … and myself.

“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 mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com.