Boy, age 13:
I like quarantine.
I’m getting to know my family.
I’m spending more time with my little brother.
And I play fortnite.
Woman, age 50:
I have these projects to do.
I told myself, “I don’t have the time.”
Now I have time.
But I am not doing them.
I realize it is me.
Man, age 60 (when the coronavirus symptoms hit him):
It came on quick.
I was disabled.
I couldn’t even get to the phone.
I got a fever. Drank water.
My lungs felt like they were drowning.
I couldn’t breathe.*
Man, 40 to his son and wife:
We are going to walk like this every day.
We can’t be online all the time.
Woman, age 75:
I looked in the mirror this morning and thought,
“I could die from this.”
There are so many things I should have done,
Could have done,
Then this happened.
Woman, age 85 (living in a senior center):
I didn’t realize until now,
How important it is to look people in the eye,
To touch people.
*He was pre-diabetic, got help and has since recovered from the coronavirus.