Making Friends With Isolation

5 min readMar 20, 2020
Keep Your ‘Head In the Clouds’ Internally, Photo by BradensEye capturing insular freedom featuring fabulous Fintan Magee’s 2017 installation

Lift the crisis of isolating to let it reveal your identity through pleasurable discovery. It’s high time we break the chains of connotation regarding solitary confinement. Surely, one thing we can never get away from is ourselves. The you, yourself, and I relationship contains your sanity to entertainment. How we maintain our inward rapport equally syncs to our interactions with others. A rare soul enjoys being told to do something they don’t want to do and gets pumped up with joy in the process. Cue the every now and then pandemic stuff that struts in so boldly which commands everyone must take stock in their healthy pace to place risks at bay. Lately, COVID-19 has strapped on its Darwinian boots to play with our global karma in a most unsympathetic God-like fashion. Hence, making friends with isolation becomes the warrior way. Lounging in sequestration as if we’re inventing our vital mastery is true sovereignty.

Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle. ~Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The distinguishing factors for forming a charming coupling to your restricted decree involve prying deeply (maybe moreso than ever before) into yourself as the rarity, sans all the noise nosiness. Levels of loving being with ourselves can be as wacky as trying on time with another. However, since most of us ‘have to’ in the wake of this new world order, I consider it a welcome personal opportunity to learn what frankly* pleases you. *Perchance the understanding of words you use. Potentially a new TikTok rivaling video career because you dote upon live visual calls, especially with your nephew who’s clearly grown taller than you in the midst of this madness. It might be you spend many minutes are an incredible excuse to devour your new favorite Vegan Caramel Pecan ice cream sandwich in your jammies while making sure your bills are paid up, as warm winds blow a comforting breeze across your VIP view of the Story Bridge. Inquisitiveness leads to all sorts of marveling episodes.

We’ve been given an interval for intimate investigation. How you view your isolation is a course in spiritual correction in the least. Why we ought to cherish it emerges easily to me. The rush of our typical demands is hard to stop. Until, healthfully, the populous has been told we don’t have much choice. Regard what nudges or gnaws at you…


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