Message No. 323

Friday, April 10, 2020 at 2:41:47 PM EDT

Going on a bike ride because that’s about all there is to do right now.


Call No. 294

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3:26:20 PM EDT

Yeah, so I’m down here in Southern California. And the beaches have all just been closed and I surf as like sort of my meditation and athletic practice. So when the Coronavirus situation happened and everything got shut down I started getting really upset and kind of depressed and listless and worried because you know… How does this thing, when does this all you know sort of subside and you know I don’t know that life will ever be “normal” after this.

Hopefully it will be, but when can people go outside again? As of now it’s hard to know when that might be so, anyhow. All the beaches and parks are closed. Can’t hike. Can’t really do anything which I guess is the whole point but… What I wanted to say was that this morning I got up and cleaned the house and did yoga and then I meditated, and then I journaled and watch the birds and my garden and now I’m just walking around cleaning up picking up little twigs and kind of understand the whole point of having a zen garden more than ever.

That’s today.


Call No. 264

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:28:03 PM EDT

Hi, my name is [redacted] and I’m a 66 year old woman living in Mill Valley which is just north of San Francisco and I’ve been sequestered for 11 days now.

And I start my morning with dose of news, which really starts my day with a lot of anxiety and panic, and then I decide to add on top of that coffee to make sure that I’m totally agitated for the day. And then I start working in my industry, which is the hospitality industry, where I call on hotels, and as you know, all the hotels and [unintelligible] destinations are kind of closed and are in panic mode.

So, my day is quite numbing. And then at the end of the day, I take a walk in beautiful, sunny, gorgeous Mill Valley. And the birds are chirping and the neighbors are friendly and the kids and families are riding their bikes. Albeit, we’re all six feet apart, playing by the rules. And it feels like Pleasantville. And it feels completely confused. What is reality? And then I end my day at dusk, and that’s when all of Mill Valley, they start howling at the moon. And here’s the sound of what that sounds like.


Call No. 150

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 4:53:00 PM EDT

I am working remotely with my partner, and we are not watching the news.


Call No. 233

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 7:46:24 PM EDT

Hi there, corona hotline. My name is Rikke. I’m calling from Copenhagen in Denmark. I actually wasn’t supposed to be staying in Denmark for more than just the month of March. I’d come back because one of my friends was turning 40, and obviously I’m going to be home for his birthday party, but, yeah, it looks like I’m going to be staying awhile longer. I had a flight going out to Dublin in Ireland, where I work and have my company, but yeah, I’m going to be staying for a while longer. We’ll see how long it lasts. But, so one of my friends has set me up in his apartment while he’s staying somewhere else. He’s actually gone out of the city because, his girlfriend is pregnant and they’d just rather be at their summer house, until this whole thing blows over.

So, I’m at his place, and today I went out and bought like, a preheated or, well, a frozen pizza. And I thought it’d be easy enough to heat it up, but, his oven is much weirder than the ones that I’m used to and I just couldn’t make out what I was supposed to put in in order to get a pizza ready. So I just popped it in and I put the settings on whatever it said there. I’m not sure. I left it in for ten minutes. I came back to it and it was black. It was black. Totally inedible. Now I’m dead hungry and I’m going to have to go out again and probably buy something that doesn’t need heating. Eh, maybe I’ll cook something up myself. And hopefully I’ll also get to know the oven a little bit better, since I’m going to be staying here for a little while. Yeah, so, that’s my Corona story for today. Hope you’re all doing well. Staying safe. Alright. Bye.


Call No. 187

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 4:34:42 AM EDT

Hi, I am calling from Seattle, Washington. Around me and where I currently am, is my living room. I’ve got a nice, beautiful Persian carpet laid out, with a TV and then my couch. On top of the carpet is a yoga mat, and I told myself I’ll do ten push ups every hour. So far it’s been two hours and I’ve done twenty pushups today.

The feeling that I’ve been having overall is that this feels a little bit normal of my day to day life. But this morning I woke up and felt pretty dreary. Something that has been helping me is going out for walks once a day or going out for hikes to see trees, a mosque, and waterfalls. And something that I’m excited about is being able to hug people again, being able to go to work again and see my coworkers, and being able to feel excited about meeting new people. Yeah, thank you so much. Bye.


Call No. 177

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:32:23 PM EDT


Call No. 112

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 4:34:42 AM EDT

Hey, my name is [🙊]. I’m staying in a hotel room about a mile South of Austin. I came here to experience Austin and South by Southwest and other stuff. I make an app called [🙊] that’s in the App Store and I wanted to promote it. Basically that’s not happening now. So I’m staying in a motel with my best friend. I don’t want to go back home and make my family sick. So, I’m hanging out here, and I’m fine. And that’s about it, that’s my story.


Message No. 321

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 6:11:18 PM EST

I love you!