wor(l)ds and landscapes #1

Juliana Cristina
3 min readFeb 23, 2021

— fragments of an intercontinental connection

Pic by @neleus.okeit

5km… This is my world now… 5km…

How weird could become our life since last year, isn’t it?

It’s been nearly a year now that we are in lockdown in this island, in the middle of nowhere.

The only thing that I can tell is: too windy, too dark, too cold, too lonely.

Years ago when I decided to explore this place, I was planning to explore and go away to explore a new place in our planet, I wanted to travel to the very North of our planet, face a new experience, but then, 5km…

I’m passing my days like that: wake up, coffee, porridge, virtual colleagues at work, face my computer, look for the freedom outside from my window, lunch, talk with a few clients, study, dinner, films, books, run, chat with friends/family online, meet boyfriend, to sleep ZZZZZzzzzz…

And repeat all over again and…

again and and again and again and again and again and again…

I’m feeling like a robot.

My entire world became a 5km world, with no idea when we’ll be able to walk beyond the 5km radius.

I feel like a robot living in the myth of Plato’s cave. — well, maybe this isn’t the right comparison, but since there’s almost never sun so, with distorted shadows, I decided to use it as a poetic license.

In this meantime I realized that I can create my own world — since I was kid I used to do that reading, writing or imagining — , even if I’m stuck here I can travel through my dreams and create a world like the one I’m dreaming to go after all that situation!

I can’t wait when we’ll be able to pack my backpack, get a flight, a bus, a car, a train, a boat, whatever it takes! And go to the middle of the mountain, with a bright sky during the night and stay there just listening to the sound from the nature surrounding my feelings and senses.

Rent a cabin, put fire in the fireplace, prepare a nice meal and to choose a warm drink, a good book and a good company.

Needless to say, if my immigration scenario is spring or summer, I will get a beach with a nice breeze, right?!

Juliana Cristina

Runner, photographer and in love with words and languages - @run.julirun and @brasiland on Instagram.