audio diary and photography by manuela vega
In this audio diary, Manuela Vega talks about adjusting to a new life of self-isolation in the age of coronavirus. We encourage you to listen to the audio as you scroll.
Adjustment is a slow process.
I’m taking life as it comes.
But there’s a lot that plays on my mind.
There are so many possibilities outside of this house.
I wish I could explore them.
But I know the pandemic is hitting other people worse than it’s hit me.
I know that across the globe it means illness, death and grieving for many.
Hunger for others.
I don’t know how we’re going to emerge from this.
In the midst of everything, I’m looking for silver linings.
I’m practising gratitude.
Washing my hands.
I need a hug.
I could use a kiss.
I daydream a lot.
But reality can be pretty disturbing.
I still hope there will be some kind of revolution that comes out of this.
Where people acknowledge that half the systems that govern us are a farce.
I’ll just keep on writing for now.