Fiction & Creative

The Quarantine

By Masooma Zaidi

Volume 1 Issue 3

December 16, 2020

The Quarantine

Image provided by the New Yorker

Life is short.  This is a sad fact.  I believe everyone will have to face this reality at some point.


Every single moment in life is filled with memories.  Unfortunately, one may only notice this when their loved one is no more.  In this quarantine, I have lost some people I used to know in the community. Although I am thankful I have not lost someone in my family, I have noticed, when a person passes away, unforeseen memories flood the mind.  Therefore, I conclude that every second in life is a memorable one.


A positive lesson I have learned through quarantine is how important family is.  I got to spend so much more time with my family.  We would play some games, exercise, go for a walk, eat food together while having chit chats, and many extraordinary experiences I had not savored before the time of quarantine.


From my point of view, quarantine has also taught many students and parents the school’s weight and overall importance. For example, school has enabled many students to meet new people, especially those having a different background from your own.  School also allows for time to socialize.


During my quarantine, I longed for school because I had nothing new to do at home.  I would wake up, eat, talk, and sleep.  Then the next day would be the same. I suffered from intense boredom; it felt like a rinse, wash, and repeat. During the time of my quarantine I missed school because I had nothing new to do at home.  I would wake up, eat, talk, and sleep.  Then the next day would be the same.  I felt as if I was repeating the same day again and again out of boredom.  I felt as if I was repeating the same day again and again out of boredom.  I felt as if I was repeating the same day again and again out of boredom…In school, I would meet new people and get to know them more for example my friends, and kind people like my teachers. Personally, I find it exciting to meet new people rather than "repeating my days."


However, quarantine have given me the opportunity to fully pursue work; throughout the experience, I have realized how important work is in life. In my future, work will prove crucial for survival as this is the way I’ll earn a job and money.


Overall, my quarantine experience was not treacherous. I was met with both negative and positive experiences. Overall, my heart has opened, and my brain is ready to do some work! With a full heart, I happily welcome myself back to school with happiness!!!