City Series – Misaal Khan in Rampur, We the Isolationists (267th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Misaal Khan]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see nothing. A blank canvas but black, an empty feeling but sweet. When the whole world is on pause, it just tells me that it’s okay if I, for a moment, take a deep breath, count to ten and back and just pause. With nothing of the future to tense me and with nothing from the past to agonize me, I just want to be lost in this guilty pleasure of letting myself free. Free from the cobweb of goals that I had planned, and all the self imposed expectations that were holding me underwater. If in this moment someone asks me to open my eyes because the quarantine is over, I wouldn’t want to.
“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.