Rukhsana Jahan, Assistant Professor,Bangladesh
Who would have ever thought that this quarantine - a lockdown, endless count of dead bodies would become the part of our “normal” daily life. But this is the hard truth of today’s world. All countries, religions, races, no matter your economic status, we are all under same the umbrella.
But there is another truth:
“For dust you are and unto dust you shall return.”
No one can avoid death.
So I make myself so strong. Because of that I have no fear about Covid 19. To me quarantine is not a curse rather a gift.
My life is full of dreams but also full of limitations. I see all opportunities as blessings. Indonesia, Bali was a dream destination and to have participated in the 11th Annual Woman’s Leadership and Empowerment Conference was an opportunity that I never will forget.
The very spiritual city of Bali made me feel content, fulfilled and thoughtful. The aesthetic beauty of Bali made me calm. The experience was like meditation and seemed to open a new perception - an inner eye in me.
Now I realize the true meaning of life. Covid 19 - I am not afraid of you, quarantine is not curse rather an opportunity to see the gift of life.
I am becoming more of a storyteller to my children. My husband and I have re-discovered our romance. I am becoming a great cook. Story books have found my hands. My sketch book receives the touch of colored pencils again. My green plants have found water again. And I, have found myself again.
Even Mother Nature is beginning to heal. And perhaps showing us how we might heal ourselves.