City Series – Shravni Aterkar in Asheville, North Carolina, We the Isolationists (337th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Shravni Aterkar]
I close my eyes in self isolation from corona… and I see myself walking through the aisles of a bookstore, dimly lit, with red and orange carpet, hardwood, dark brown bookshelfs, filled with stories and poems from all over the world. I feel their eyes on me as I pass them by. I feel an urge to go over to each one and have a conversation with them but I have to be at a length which is safe for them. No matter the distance, I keep my books in my heart. I wish to open my eyes and find myself in this bookstore, standing in front of books and being able to touch them.
“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.