Simplicity in quarantine








Simplicity in quarantine.

“Next Monday we will reopen the stores in Belgium”.

Do they really think we are waiting to buy a new bag? To shop new shoes?

Quarantine is not making us miss materialistic things. I believe we much more miss simple things in life.

We are waiting to see our loved ones again, to give a hug, to hold a hand,… Being isolated reminds us of the importance of simple things. And the beauty of it.


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Diethild Meier
11 months ago

That’s a beautiful thought, Amy… Yesterday, I went into Karstadt at Hermannplatz for the first time in 6 weeks – and I found it was the most unbearable, most unnecessary place in the world! I imaginded all that stuff lying around there, locked up, not being touched by anyone, not being missed by anyone – a graveyard for stuff! I wonder how long (or short) it will take us to forget our materialistic reluctance and find places like Karstadt ‘normal’ again.

Silja Tuovinen
11 months ago

This poem is wonderful! Did you write it yourself?