City Series – Apoorva Chaudhry in Gurgaon, We the Isolationists (369th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Apoorva Chaudhry]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself transitioning from chaos to calm. I can’t seem to comprehend exactly what transpired, but this calm is unsettling.
I lean back in my chair and wonder how differently the pandemic has affected me and the furloughed migrant workers. I feel deflated from everything. I scroll through Instagram to distract the worrier in me. The new normal is quite a bummer and I strangely want ordinariness back.
I can’t bury my head in the sand but I dream of a better tomorrow where we shall enjoy unafraid leisurely walks and reassuring human touch. My hair will blow in the breeze again and the world will have an attitude of gratitude.
I open my eyes gently and start humming Farhan’s soulful shayari from ZNMD. It doesn’t fail to lift me up from lockdown blues.
“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.