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Ajanta Basu

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Ajanta Basu

Abstract


My Quarantine Diary(Day 14)

My Quarantine Diary(Day 14)

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Day 14

Sunday 26th April 2020 

11:50 PM


Dear Diary,


Finally, it’s almost at the end of the day. I have never ever imagined that my birthday will be so special to me. 


Many of my friends mocked me that celebrating a birthday during lockdown represented a kind of travesty for them. Some of them showed their pettiness saying that quarantine probably isn't where I should expect to find myself on my birthday in 2020. 


But yesterday my flatmates surprised me with the grand arrangement. They baked a yummy chocolate cake for me and they grilled chicken kebabs. They decorated the hall with balloons and candles and they were all dressed in black and they were all looking so gorgeous and so was I. I think that for the first time, I am complimenting myself. I wore a red and black combination and yes I shouted ‘four more shots please!!’. That’s how we started our midnight celebration.


When the entire city fell asleep, I was cutting the cake with a hope to lead my life with my best so that I can make a memorable story about wrapping up my last 20’s. We danced a lot. We drank a lot. The best part is that though my flatmates were drunk terribly even in their unconsciousness, they were pressing me to be a good person and then they were so emotional, that they were crying and they shared their own hideous story and yes, of course, he didn't text me, but my inside tiny Buddha texted him “Happy birthday to Nana! Happy birthday to me!!!”


Earlier, I always used to think that we really should not celebrate our birthdays. But now, I think it’s selfish not to celebrate it. This day is not about me, but it’s about celebrating the amazing life the Universe has given to me. It’s about celebrating the goodness of this vast universe. It has done so much through me and with me and for that reason alone, I think today, and every day is worth celebrating.


Happy quarantine birthday to me!!!


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