Ajanta Basu



Ajanta Basu


My Quarantine Diary ( Day 4)

My Quarantine Diary ( Day 4)

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Day 4

Thursday 16th April 2020 

11:40 PM

Dear Diary,

It was a satisfactory day. Though I did not have a sound sleep last night. But now it’s almost at the end of the day. Hope tonight I can sleep well. The night is the calmest time for me to cherish the old memories. Someone somewhere said that No one can ever take your memories from you - each day is a new beginning, make good memories every day.

Today is the 4th day of my lockdown. Due to the confinement here in Belgium, I have been working from home since last month. It is a little bit difficult for me because I joined my new employer last month only and after that, the Govt. had declared this confinement due to the fast-spreading of the virus. Initially, I was struggling a bit to set up the work environment for teleworking but finally, I succeeded with that to continue my work. I am really understanding the pain of the people who do not have work now. More than 1 million people were laid off due to this COVID-19 crisis till now. Many people do not have sufficient food to eat now, many are starving. Everyone suffers. We are very fortunate that we at least have a home to stay, some work to keep our brain busy, good food to eat.

I think that without suffering, life would be very bland. Everything would be just one way, nice. So I suppose that we suffer from our own human revolution.

He did not text anymore. Maybe, it did not bother him anymore. But still, I miss him terribly. I wish we could be together right now. I wish I could have told him that now I can make his perfect tea. Though initially, I was a novice on that and at that time, I really used to make tea like a disaster whenever he used to visit my place but now I became a pro in making cardamom tea. My flatmate really appreciates me for that.  

Today I have started reading the book “Adultery” written by International bestselling author Paulo Coelho. I liked the tagline of the book “Sometimes you have to lose yourself to discover who you are”. The book is about a woman in her thirties who begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. It seems that no one is perfect in this world. We should count our blessings.

Feeling tired. Hope to have a good sleep!!

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