City Series – Diwakar Singh in Ghaziabad, We the Isolationists (252nd Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Diwakar Singh]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see my family, yes everyone–from mommy, papa, Amma (grandma), chacha, aunty… to two-months-old cousin sister… including my late grandpa… I’m approaching them one by one as if I’m having camera in my hand and filming them. Most of them look as they have some important work to finish. I make them pause and they are laughing when I click their pictures. Now I’m playing cricket with my childhood friends in a street. I’m fielding at square leg. Oh, now I’m attending maths class, sitting on the second last bench in my school classroom. Now I’m in my flat, lying on bed, and seeing scenes from that last movie that I watched. Everything is Everything.
“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.