City Series – Nilofar in Delhi, We the Isolationists (304th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Nilofar]
I close my eyes in self isolation from corona… and I see myself. Not self-obsessed, just on an eternal quest to find myself. 26 years of being trapped in this body. But who am I? Is it possible to still not know? Must I necessarily find myself? Must I do that in one lifetime ?
I start with the easy things. What are the most regular parameters of human identification?
But how does one stick to an absolute answer to each of the above? What a boring way to live life if you ask me. My life is like a movie. I am the producer, director, crew and lead actor. Everyone else is just passing by. I end up casting the ones I like, make them linger around, give them the supporting roles. Some have stood the test of time and stayed on. They chose to see my heart. Most of my side-kicks leave though. It’s exhausting to keep up with the many versions of me.
“Who will she wake up to be today”, they ask?
I open my eyes and realize I am limitless. I don’t want to know who I am. Not just yet. I love being in these movies.
“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.