City Series – Raj Kumar Sarkar in Howrah, We the Isolationists (245th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Raj Kumar Sarkar]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see the excitement in my eyes as I blow away the tiny flames on a batman-shaped cake. I can hear the kite purring across the superman blue sky as my brother manoeuvres it with hands full of marks and scratches, like the ones I had on my knees and legs the first time I tried to ride a bicycle. I did not know what flying felt like, but I thought this is how it must be. You see, the future right now is like an empty black chart paper, and all I can see are the lines of my past scribbled on it – unsure of where it is going to go, but confident of the path it had taken so far.
“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.