Vol 12 No 1 (2020)
Narratives and Poetry

Remission And Its Quiet Griefs: A Reflection on Two 21st Century Pandemics

Published August 7, 2020

Abstract

This narrative essay explores the lasting consequences of refusing to accept changing realities. From the perspective someone who was unable to come to terms with and process her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis, this author draws parallels between her own behaviour during her father’s ordeal and the SARS pandemic with the behaviours witnessed by broader society during the COVID 19 pandemic. This author calls upon her readers to use this disease to function as a cure of sorts for global health issues and social disease.

 

Key Words: Global Change, Cultural Studies, Narrative Therapy