Diary

Community Diary Response from Suzanne L.

2020-04-29 / Laurent, Suzanne

Entry into the Community Diary. Includes two poems: "Sheltered" and "World Broken."

~ Laurent, Suzanne, “Community Diary Response from Suzanne L.,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed August 5, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/2419.

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Title

Community Diary Response from Suzanne L.

Subject

Portsmouth (N.H.)
COVID-19 (disease)
Diaries

Description

Entry into the Community Diary. Includes two poems: "Sheltered" and "World Broken."

Creator

Laurent, Suzanne

Source

Community Diary: Portsmouth Covid-19 Pandemic 2020

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

2020-04-29

Format

PDF

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

PPL-MS2.2020.005

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Tell us a bit about your situation during this time period (employed / remote learning / caring for loved ones / sick / quarantined / etc.)

"Widowed, unemployed, isolated, staying home."

Share an uplifting story of neighbors helping neighbors or a story that made you smile during this time

"Heard an interesting podcast about 'getting through this' and how much we are changed."

What memory of this time do you think will stay with you?

"Feeling isolated, but keeping in touch with family, friends by phone chats, FaceTime."

Has this experience changed you? If so, how?

"It's made me realize how lucky I am to have a home, food, and people reaching out."

What has been the most challenging part of this experience?

"Staying home."

Explain or describe the shared document(s)

About "World Broken": "A poem to my late husband who was from Paris about Notre Dame last year and now this virus."

About "Sheltered": "One of the first poems I wrote during this time"