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Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries - Lost & Found - #11

Stacey Hoshimiya, April 26 2020

(the little messages that appear along the path ... Austin, TX 2013) - APRIL 26, 2020 - You can probably tell that I’ve never followed a traditional path. I worked one summer filing documents in an office vault, and I knew. Under those fluorescent lights, I acquired a stalker, and had to navigate the office politics of personality and power. What a...

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Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries - Lost & Found - #9

Stacey Hoshimiya, April 15 2020

(Ceiling scene in Palazzo Te, the moon forever chasing the sun, chasing the moon ... Mantova, Italy 2017) - APRIL 15, 2020 - When shamans assess the astrological collision of this time space moment, they claim that we are on the verge of a grand reckoning. Pluto, the lord of the underworld and destruction, is meeting Saturn, the lord of karma and t...

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Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries - Lost & Found - #8

Stacey Hoshimiya, April 14 2020

(View from the Nomad Desk - Chefchaouen, Morocco 2020) - APRIL 14, 2020 - Striking news of the day: Trump/ Republicans unwilling to subsidize the USPS in next coronavirus relief bill, but willing to bail out the cruise ship industry? It’s too cold to shower, and I’m still wearing the same clothes since 5 days ago? I don’t mind the uniform, probably...

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Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries - Lost & Found - #7

Stacey Hoshimiya, April 13 2020

(Wild Poppy Fields in the Foothills - Chefchaouen, Morocco 2020) - APRIL 13, 2020 - Easter came and went here without much thought. It’s easy to do in a place that does not recognize the ritual. But I celebrated in my own way. The Saturday sun beckoned me to the mountains, and I took a long hike to stretch my legs and my mind, to take in other view...

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Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries - Lost & Found - #6

Stacey Hoshimiya, April 11 2020

(Blue City Wandering the Old Medina - Chefchaouen, Morocco 2020) - APRIL 11, 2020 - Striking news of the day: Just heard that 16,000,000 people have lost their jobs in 3 weeks. 10,000,000 lost their jobs during the entire Great Depression. “Unemployment rose higher in three months of Covid-19 than it did in two years of the Great Recession” is late...

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Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries - Lost & Found - #5

Stacey Hoshimiya, April 10 2020

(Busy, not busy, at the Nomad Desk - Chefchaouen, Morocco 2020) - APRIL 10, 2020 - Distracted and doing everything but the writing. No focus, and no motivation. The reality of the urgency hangs there, but it is not sinking in, at least not enough to move me. Maybe I am mesmerized by the magnitude of uncertainty for the first time in my life. Just s...

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Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries - Lost & Found - #4

Stacey Hoshimiya, April 8 2020

("the Blue City" at sunrise - Chefchaouen, Morocco 2020) - APRIL 8, 2020 - Days begin with the sun cresting the peaks, pink and orange through my windows. Still trying to establish a routine, meandering the daily news, researching, writing, thinking, cooking, percolating on the path ahead, the sweet reconnection with friends and family. The world h...

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Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries - Lost & Found - #3

Stacey Hoshimiya, April 7 2020

(Even the stray cat believes in the efficacy of masks ... Chefchaouen, Morocco - 2020) - APRIL 7, 2020 - Striking News of the Day: The unredacted Mueller Report is in the hands of Judge Reggie Walton. Now he will know all about the 14 redacted cases and investigations currently in progress. He can choose to make certain parts public, or he may wait...

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Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries - Lost & Found #2

Stacey Hoshimiya, April 6 2020

(Sitting in Solitude among the Blue Steps - Chefchaouen, Morocco - 2014) - APRIL 6, 2020 - I am hopelessly addicted to the news, and the slow motion catastrophe that is happening on a daily basis, drowning in waves of repulsion and anxiety. I embody an urge that compels me to disengage from all the noise, and another ache that fears being uninforme...

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Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries - Lost & Found #1

Stacey Hoshimiya, April 4 2020

(Blue City Lookout - Chefchaouen, Morocco 2020) - APRIL 4, 2020 - In late February, I moved from Tinghir to Chefchaouen to be closer to the artisans I’m working with for my Nomad Travel Bag project. I finished my last tour with Morocco Exchange on March 12, and we went into lockdown here in Morocco 3 days later.

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