The air is moist with a whiff of petrichor of the rain this morning. As I sit by my window sill, gently resting my fingers on my pen in one hand, and clutching the freshly brewed cup of coffee in another hand, I ask myself, "Is this quarantine the vacation I have been yearning for since the past 3 years?" The fluttering of pages breaks my trance. I have umpteen assignments to complete, tons of portion to study and chores to do. I'm aware that this 'vacation' is nothing less than a nightmare for the lesser privileged and those affected by the virus. I tell a silent prayer of gratitude to be blessed with a roof over my head and to be able to afford groceries. This quarantine gave me ample amount of time for unlearning and learning about what matters the most of life. It gave me the chance to mend broken relationships with friends and family, made to realize that the friends who actually care about you will make an effort to be in touch with you in spite of not meeting you since months. In stead of binge watching Netflix and spending time by themselves, they still put aside some time to ask you how you are coping, and share some happy memories of the life before quarantine. I'm grateful to you guys. Everyday I used to have breakfast in the morning, rush off to college, come back in the evening tired, complete the assignments, have dinner and go to bed.All this while, my mother would wake up at the crack of dawn, cook breakfast for the family and saw it to it that our day began with a good start.Today I realize that running a household is far more difficult than I imagined. On a positive note, there's one survival skill that I learnt during this phase -the art of cooking. Mom is the artist and she nudged me in the right direction.
I'm not going to lie, I do have my share of arguments with the family and sometimes I become unbearable and wish that this isolation period ends. For those of you with anxiety,(continued in comment) #quarentine#quarentinelife#writersofinstagram #quarantinestories #introspection#stories#bonds #love#friendship#society#attachment #youngadult #wordgasm#writerscommunity#writersofindia #quoteoftheday #wordporn#quotestagram#wordswag #writeaway