Christina Parisi

People Watching In The Age Of Self Isolation

I watch the waif-like preteen exit her parent’s two-story brownstone, face glued to her phone. No mask. She fails to notice the door doesn’t click shut.

I watch her bounce down the stairs that empty onto a leaf-filled sidewalk, heading toward the deli.

I watch her bump into a face-masked senior citizen using a walker, not taking her eyes off the phone.

“Excuse you,” she says, under her breath, nothing but a blur to the elderly man trying to regain his bearings.

I watch as she trips over a curb and goes down. Head first. Screen shattering in her face.

Christina Parisi is a Los Angeles based filmmaker/writer who enjoys being outside with nature. A lover of stories, a perfect day for Christina would be writing, reading and watching a film.


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