In the time of Corona: My Quarantined prayer
Is it a nightmare or a reality? I still can’t decide! Yes! I am talking about the contagious Coronavirus which has spread throughout the world like wildfire and at this moment, and no one has a cure or a vaccine. The most excellent doctors and medical engineers are working day and night to find a solution, but right now it is all about baby steps. Right now, the most we can do is stay at home and play our duty in containing the spread of the virus.
I am very frustrated as the infected cases around the world were far less, three weeks ago to where they are now. Alas, America is going through a rough patch . Though I am glad I am in India my heart goes out for them. We all have this fear of a massive outbreak in India, but because of the heavy measure put on the whopping population of 1.3 billion people, the cases are gradually rising.
Due to the lockdown, I’m very bored because I can’t play in the park, must attend never ending virtual classes, and I can neither meet my friends nor my cousins. Even though I can be on my laptop all day long and immerse myself in playing Fortnite, I seem to have a love and hate relationship with not attending school physically right now.
I am glad that I can binge eat all my favourite treats and play games, but it saddens me that I have to use my laptop not only for fun but for work too. For my school, I need to wake up very early which gives me the same feeling of monotony as I experienced before.
What I’ve learned from this quarantine period is that we should always be grateful for our privilege in life. There are so many innocent people who are suffering because they are daily wage workers or don’t have a roof over their head, and are very different from someone like me who can stay at home without worrying about expenses. My prayers will always be with them.