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Collected Item: “Dear Diary: A Quarantine Reflection”

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Dear Diary: A Quarantine Reflection

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

Text Story and Photograph

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

My submission to the Journal of the Plague Year is a reflection on the process of writing diary entries about living through a quarantine period at my summer program at Phillips Academy Andover. It talks through my feelings of anxiety and guilt, as well as feeling a sense of distance from the rest of the world during the seven day period, and explains how keeping a diary can help you understand your own emotions during a difficult time.

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#PhillipsAcademyAndover, #andover, #quarantine, #diary,

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Maya Katzive

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