Finding Light in the Darkness: Sunset from a Melbourne Apartment in Lockdown

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Finding Light in the Darkness: Sunset from a Melbourne Apartment in Lockdown

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This photograph depicts a sunset from my apartment in Brunswick West, Melbourne on May 12, just before lockdown restrictions begin to ease in Victoria for the first time since March. I had spent that time completely alone in that apartment, as my room mate left for Queensland before lockdown began, my family mainly lived in Queensland, and my friends lived outside my suburb so I could not visit them. This was isolating in multiple ways and led to boredom, sadness, depression, agoraphobia and loneliness. I captured many sunsets like this over the months in my apartment, which brought a small bit of light amidst the dark monotony of lockdown. From this view I could imagine what lied beyond the walls of my small living space, and look forward to a day where I could feel safe moving beyond home and my nearby grocery store.

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This item was submitted on November 9, 2020 by Jasmine Stephens using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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