Searching for joy and meaning during unfortunate situations:

Dina Nayeri

Dina Nayeri draws parallels between her past experiences and the current Covid-19 pandemic.

“We were escaping a larger confinement for a smaller one (the Islamic Republic was a scary norm), and yet I find myself and others behaving similarly these past weeks in a ghostly Paris under lockdown. This smaller confinement, the world pausing together the way it does only for catastrophe, might be the body’s chance to rest, returning briefly to an older, simpler kind of living. Village life, except in Zoom hangs.”

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