Introduction Statement for Final Project
Yin Yang: Pandemic Poetry is an experience meant to let the reader virtually navigate through the CO-VID 19 global pandemic. It was a virus, tiny and microscopic, which created massive destruction to the world in 2020. How did it truly start? Who brought it where? What was the reason? Rumors, media, stories were created around it, and so were conspiracy theories. But after sometime, those didn’t matter anymore. What mattered was the now, the people who were suffering and believe it or not, benefitting from it. A nationwide lockdown took place in March 2020, drastically causing major alterations in the lives of the Americans for months to come, worsening during the second wave in November 2020. Lives were lost, or lives were bettered and all because of the coronavirus. But how can you determine it? Navigate through Yin Yang, and you will get all the evidence you need to make your case through videos, poems, images, audio and anonymous quotes. Was CO-VID truly disastrous, or is that opinionated? Was it darkness, or was it light? Who’s right and who’s wrong? There’s no closure, and never will be. But no matter what, just listen for the answer; see the answer; feel the answer. It’s in there; you just have to find it.
Final Project Link: https://prezi.com/view/HgGZ3AHPhznuRnbQnDbr/
This project was a lot of fun, to be honest. I won’t deny, at the very beginning I was concerned because I didn’t know if staying within my comfort level would be allowed for a project so new. But when I got the green light, I was excited. Prezi has been a great and comfortable support to me throughout this project, and although I used it in high school last, I never knew all the treasures it had hidden. I was able to find so many new and interesting features to help me better my project and bring to life what I envisioned. I think this project turned out better than I expected it. I learned how to take things one step at a time, and to not get overwhelmed thinking about something as a whole. And I guess I can say it also changed my perspective on the CO-VID pandemic as I am living through it. Yes, this was and is something that directly affected me, considering my graduation went virtual, my Masters started virtually and my teaching work keeps starting and stopping. It can get really frustrating at times, but looking at the pandemic from different point of views made me sit back and think about how many things I need to be grateful for, which I was and continue to be. And although so many people were destroyed by this pandemic, the lockdown gave a lot of jobs to other sectors like Amazon, Netflix, etc. Cases of premature babies drastically were cut down, giving way for healthy and full-term babies to be born. Business/retail magazines companies that were going out of business or being forgotten were noticed and important again. Everything in life has a good side and a bad side. It just depends on how it affects you to determine your perspective towards it. I don’t feel like I missed out on anything. I don’t wish I could have done anything more, and I feel satisfied with my work. It’s not perfect obviously, because I am not an e-lit author professionally. Yet in such little time, I think I can be happy with the work and content I have produced considering I am just a first semester graduate student. And I really hope my intentions and my thoughts behind this project are depicted in the way I would like it to.