Humans Of Quarantine 075
Avantika said, ‘ I’ve been better ‘. Everyday I get better. This is something I keep reminding myself if someone asks me this question because usually I’m the one asking this to others. I’ve been in self solitude for the last 5 months. I’ve been on an academic lifestyle these past few months and I have been in isolation with solitude. This time became a self discovery.
What were your thoughts when you first heard about COVID-19?
Avantika said, ‘ there was a lot of fear and anxiety ‘. I was in Rishikesh at that time and I was cleansing. It’s been a mind changer more than a body changer.
Did the forced lockdown evoke any kind of emotion in you?
Avantika said, ‘ to be honest it’s been about living for me ‘. I have been living in different parts of the world. For me to find isolation in my birth country, to live with my family, to understand and to re-understand what is ? In solitude you can show feelings towards people who you really care about but not in isolation.
She added, ‘ in unbecoming from one to another language plays a very important role ‘. Language is both verbal and physical. It’s a state of mind. It’s an affair.
What changed after COVID-19 arrived?
Avantika said, ‘ it’s been a great time to self discover ‘. Professionally, I’m glad that I have this break because I was running a marathon. My body is grateful that I can just be.
I am trying to listen and reevaluate what kind of information do I want to indulge in. There has been a massive shift when we speak about the community/city.
One things that’s kept me optimistic is that, there is truthfulness. This is the real yoga and not be living in fear. We have a lot of hope for the future because we have the means to practice right now.
MESSAGE : What we look at and what we see are two different things.