City Series – Julia Julley in Varna, Bulgaria, We the Isolationists (396th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Julia Julley]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself at the airport after the quarantine is lifted. I am a frequent long-distance traveller on my way to India, once again. You would think that the sanitizing-masking-distancing was a passing phase but it was meant to take deep roots instead. I do not panic for I have devised a plan. All I needed was to present my doctor’s diagnosis that states: acute contagion phobia. The clerk stares pitifully at me but gets to work. I am to be wrapped head to toes (ankles to be precise) in transparent foil, just like a suitcase. They will poke a few holes, so I can keep my basic life functions going. I have already mastered the tiny geisha steps, so I will walk fine. Reminder: need to ask for an extra hole on top of my head, at the fontanelle, so my thoughts can keep venting. This will prevent an explosion.
“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.