Bay City, Michigan born popular pop star Madonna has been quite active on her social media during the pandemic, posting numerous videos for her fans, including a series called the “quarantine diaries” wherein she describes her life in quarantine and the way she has been managing it.
In her most recent quarantine diary, she posted a video which was about 2 minutes long. Most part of the video is black and white, giving it a vintage touch which is actually quite relatable to her latest music album ‘Madame X’. She can be seen in a black dress, typing away on a typewriter.
The video starts off with a phonograph record playing. While typing she realizes that the paper on which she was writing has been half-burnt but she continues anyway. She starts speaking about how hard it has been for her to be in quarantine and how much she wants to just go outside and not care about what is happening around her.
“I am so confused in my very own confusion, so bewildered in my incapacity to precise my disappointment, so unwilling to fight with people I even have been in quarantine with, because I do know the futility of it, and yet I would like to taste the satisfaction of being known, of being understood,” the video begins. “It amazes me that we care such a lot about what people think or winning people’s favour or being right in an argument. I hate myself for this pettiness.”
She said within the video, “I think it’s quite significant that the paper I’m typing on just caught on fire.” Poetic musings from Madonna are included throughout the video including quotes about the importance of words.
“Took a test the opposite day and that I acknowledged that I even have the antibodies. So tomorrow I’m just going to go for an extended drive within the car, and I am gonna avalanche the window and I am gonna inhale the Covid-19 air. Yup. I hope the sun is shining,” Madonna said.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US, antibody tests are used to determine whether or not a person has been exposed to COVID-19 by finding proteins the body produces to fight the virus. However, the CDC has yet to verify if the possession of antibodies is equal to immunity.
The video ends as she calls a candle a “naughty little candle” after she burns her hand during a messy attempt at extinguishing it.“Here’s the great news, tomorrow’s another day and I’m going to awaken and I’m getting to feel differently, start everywhere again,” she ends on a positive note.
Last month, Madonna’s Ray of sunshine Foundation and REFORM Alliance announced plans to donate 100,000 surgical masks to prisoners.