Dec 6, 2014

Inside The Ebola Bubble, Outside The Human One

...Because in the middle of Ebola, you can't touch anyone.
It puts a physical distance between you and the world that no words can bridge.
And you feel that distance in your body, you feel it like you feel the smacking against a fat wooden poll pushing you away from the world.
I had never understood that it was qualitavetly different to say to someone "a pleasure to meet you" while you're holding on to a stranger.
I had never appreciated just how much groundwork was laid in the way I extend my hand, the strength in the length of a handshake.
Touch transforms everything and without I had also lost a skill.

Jina Moore


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