City Series – Nina Virmani in Delhi, We the Isolationists (131st Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Nina Virmani]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself going back to age twelve. I see my cousin, his handsome German Shepherd and me out on a lush hillside in Manali. On a holiday, a picture perfect summer. Skipping down the hillside, the wind in our faces, flushed with the warmth of the sunny afternoon. A moment of joyous abandon! A distant dream now broken by the incessant barking of the most beautiful beings, our street dogs. I wake up to the heartbreaking stark reality of our times. Let’s leave no room for fear, anger, hate and intolerance. Love and healing to all.
“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.