City Series – Ayushi Malik in Jammu, We the Isolationists (310th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Ayushi Malik]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see sufferings all around me. The black of the charcoal reminds me of the black eyes of the migrants dying on the road. I see the red of my curtains and it reminds me of the blood on the rail tracks where home-bound migrants were fast asleep when they were run over by a train. The smoke from my chimney reminds me of the houses burnt down in Kashmir.
I open my eyes again to see the physical walls around me then and escape the walls in my mind. Before they could consume me.
“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.