Coronavirus Chronicles Archives | Bethesda Magazine

Coronavirus Chronicles: Sounds of Egypt in downtown Bethesda

‘As I strode past a shop’s open door, I detected a hauntingly familiar sound. Is that the Quran?’

Coronavirus Chronicles: Celebrating a rite of passage on Zoom

‘Though my father survived, his parents died in a concentration camp. My father’s granddaughter proudly sang her Haftorah verses to the 100 virtual attendees at her bat mitzvah.’

Coronavirus Chronicles: Reclaiming Ramadan, at home with my daughter

‘As a Muslim in America, I’ve almost always fasted alone.’

Coronavirus Chronicles: Learning how to teach from home

‘My focus on delivering a daily virtual platform to our students has overwhelmed my life.’

Coronavirus Chronicles: Born in the time of the coronavirus

‘Little did we know that we would be expecting our first child while working as physicians during the coronavirus pandemic.’

Coronavirus Chronicles: Social distancing in remission

‘I am immunosuppressed. I cannot go out and fulfill the plans I made just a few months ago. A mask is not enough for me.’

Coronavirus Chronicles: Dinners on our deck

‘Here we are, frozen in this moment, sipping wine and talking about life other than the virus that keeps us here.’

Coronavirus Chronicles: ‘How are you?’ has become a sincere question

‘I’ve spent nearly four years at Watkins Mill surrounded by a community of support and love—and now my senior year has vanished into thin air.’

Coronavirus Chronicles: Contemplating the loss of my mother

‘This is the longest we’ve gone without a visit since she entered a memory care facility two winters ago.’

Coronavirus Chronicles: ‘Yarnbombing’ the Potomac Village Bridge

‘I was desperate to find a way for us to stay connected while being apart. Something we could make that still reflects our strong sense of playful belonging.’

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