City Series – Ria Gupta in Delhi, We the Isolationists (385th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Ria Gupta]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see a road untravelled. I see the contours of faith broadening as I tread languidly, taking it all in. There’s pink Bougainvillea striking the imagery, but I’m trying to fixate on the dull green behind it. I see possibilities–of serendipitous destinations and newfound friends; of novel shades colouring reason and imagination; of space, both mental and physical.
I can feel the open air on my skin as I pass nothing in particular and all that ever existed. The Sun is bright, the destination dark, the journey a burst of vibrant experiences. The world might come crashing down any moment, but my mind’s eye has found its haven.
“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.