Staying indoors these days makes me wanna go out, like not having money makes me feel hungry (does that happen to you too?) In Romania, we are allowed to go out, but for specific purposes only, which we can declare with a bit of paperwork: some personal data like name, birthdate, address, the destination and the route and select one of the few official purposes one can go out for. In our case, shopping for strictly neccessary stuff and taking the dogs out. I understand the neccessity of staying home during a pandemic, but i can't say it doesn't bother me.
As the panic and the fear subdued a bit and people started finding their rhythms and normality under new conditions, this declaration we need to fill everytime we go out (even though we can have it on our phone or tablet) feels to me like the proof, the wall, the symbol, the real thing, that one thing that reminds me every day, that this is not normality. I forget about it for a few hours, then it hits me again and makes me feel like going out is a forbidden privilege, a dangerous act, for myself and other people, which it actually is.
So i took the official form, cut it in pieces, and built a cage around this pretty tit. I used all the content from the official form. It's all there.
Hope we can break free from this cage soon, and that we will be free again soon, and never forget the lessons we are taught right now. And hopefully be able to enjoy at least the summer.
In the meantime, our freedom is granted for a limited time, for a limited space, for a limited purpose. It's granted by this piece of paper.
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