Writing is enriching when there are no ROIs to extract or CVs to manufacture. The key impulse is to excavate the erased histories that do not fit within neat frames of the politics of knowledge production. Do not write when one has nothing much to say. Writing is about the self.
The sense of being mortal outside the OPD in a hospital is a reminder of the myriad challenges which human lives navigate. The basics remain the same, the optics on Insta are a jarring contrast if not an escape mechanism from the pathos of the moment.