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There are 15 comments on Quarantine Diaries: One Word

  1. This is one of the best, inspiring and insightful pieces. I loved the creativity in how each piece was featured. Everyone’s story was well presented and the content exemplified the word it represented. I especially loved the colorful way the word title s were displayed.
    Thank you.

  2. CHILDREN. Spending an enormous amount of time in the house with my school-aged children, balancing home-schooling, discipline, play, healthy meals, bedtime routines, while also still trying to do my own work.

  3. Interstitial: When the pandemic was still new and Shelter at Home orders were not yet given, I told my Manager at work that the world was shifting on it’s axis. It needed a correction in how the poles lined up. I don’t know why I was thinking that way. I am generally not a scientific person.

    Now that we are into the seventh week of sheltering at home, I realize that we can never “go back” to our lives before the pandemic. Too much has changed. The old habits and routines are gone and won’t ever return. We have wiped the slate clean and are adjusting our worldview to begin again in a Brave, New World. Every action, emotion and habit will need to be examined. How does it fit with the new way of thinking? Is it something important or frivolous? Only then can we go boldly into the new day.

    1. I loved reading all the word essays – so raw and heartfelt – beautiful.

      With thanks to the last post from Carol – love that word ‘interstitial’!
      The between ‘then’ and ‘now’ times. I will start reflecting on which of my ‘old’ habits I will take forward….thanks for that prompt.

  4. As the coronavirus continues to spread and confine people largely to their homes, many are filling pages with their experiences of living through a pandemic. Their diaries are told in words and pictures : pantry inventories, window views, questions about the future, concerns about the present.

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