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Quarantine Blog: A gift

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by for Quarantine Blog.

Wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispenser in a home hallway

This is one of four Purell Hand Sanitizer Dispensers gifted to my household by my father. This dispenser is located between my room and my brothers' room on the second floor of my home.

For a little under a week during the beginning of this unkind quarantine I suffered from a harsh cold full of hot flashes, congestion, seemingly endless sneezes and restless nights. My mother, a cautious RN now working from home, forced me into a quarantine inside of a quarantine. But on this day she cheerfully called me from my personal isolation ward (my room) to show me our newest home installation — this Purell Hand Sanitizer Dispenser. Our laughter instantly filled the hallway, quickly followed by my sneezes which was even more quickly followed by me being shoved back into isolation.

I am better now, thankfully.

Serena Duran (Class of 2020)