City Series – Soumya Das in Bhubaneswar, We the Isolationists (376th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Soumya Das]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself ten years down the line. Even though it seems extremely courageous to imagine a future amidst this situation, I want to think of myself in the future. I hope i am finally happy in ten years and don’t have the same philosophy that i have as of today, where i consider happiness to be delusional, and sadness as something real to hold on to. I hope I don’t hold onto certain memories as though my life depends on it, or foster the leftover sadness like my own child. But most importantly, I intend to have grown up into a person who can handle loneliness, and not give in to the stubbornness of misery.
“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.