A – Z Challenge ~ Q is for Quarantine

Quarantine Island, Otago Harbour, New Zealand....
Quarantine Island, Otago Harbour, New Zealand. Photo from Heyward Point Road (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Q words, Q words.. I had an awful time thinking of a Q word.  I made a list (did not check it twice – maybe I should have) and did some free writing.  And then I said:

“Ooh, Quarantine. How about that one? I like that one.”

We quarantine more than sick people. We tend to quarantine our emotions, right?

Especially when we feel our feelings are invalid. We quarantine them until they change into something much more acceptable. We quarantine our jealousy, our anger, our mistrust for starters. I am guilty of this almost every day. I just feel like such a bitch or a whiny little brat when I am talking about any negative feelings I may have. Sometimes I even quarantine my happy feelings because people might deem them inappropriate.

  • Have you ever quarantined your emotions?
  • Were you ever quarantined for being sick?

The picture shown is Quarantine Island, New Zealand.  Back in the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s, passengers that arrived in Otago with infectious diseases were sent to this island until they either got better or died. I can imagine it would be difficult to get well on an island infested with sick people.  One building still stands, and restoration is in progress.

I have now added another destination to my bucket list.


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