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Day 4

where are you from

Day 7

Mother's Day

Day 10

person of colour

Day 13

victim mode

Day 16

only child

Day 19

disappearing act

Day 22

degrees of attention

Day 25

inviting ribbons

Day 35

tied down

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Day 6

not today

Day 9

be a good girl

Day 12

take care

Day 15

your expectations

Day 18

subtle caste system

Day 21

three mothers

Day 24

breath(e)

Day 27

happily ever after

Day 37

coulda woulda shoulda

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Day 5

take a seat

Day 8

how are you

Day 11

positive self-talk

Day 14

face washing

Day 17

stained since birth

Day 20

morning meditations

Day 23

silent target

Day 26

get out of my life

Day 36

one step at a time

40 days & 40 nights

Daily self portraits of an artist: struggling with trans-generational trauma, fragmented memories, distorted identity, contrasting sociocultural norms, and responding to current existential crises... here is my every day

(1) The number 40 signifies “a long time” symbolically (2) in Judaism it represents a period of probation, trial and chastisement (3) in biblical terms it means revival and new beginning (4) in many cases it talks about a fasting and being in the desert (5) it typically takes 40 weeks for human pregnancy from beginning ‘til end (6) -40 degrees is the only time Celsius and Fahrenheit scales correspond (7) it is the only number written in alphabetical order (8) during the bubonic plague ships would be isolated for 40 days before passengers could go ashore (9) Italian for forty is “quarenta” hence “quarentine”...

 

all of these meanings were contemplated and relevant during the last 40 days and 40 nights during pandemic lockdown.

Day 39

lazy days

Day 40

time to say