MIRIAM 1 – Dear Andre, while for you it’s the 15th (?) day of quarantine, here it feels like day 1. For the first time I saw awareness in the eyes of those I crossed in the streets. Today on set everybody was wearing masks ang gloves, can you imagine?!
What is happening is so weird: it’s like we are just realizing now how dangerous this virus is, like we were suddenly overwhelmed by a shadow. And yet I was the first one minimizing it, I thought we were a little overreacting. Now I look at who is still thinking this is not a serious matter and I know that sooner than later their opinion about this illness will change, it will never be the same.
Today Fabrizietto bursted into tears, he doesn’t understand why he is not allowed outside the house.
Maybe we are overreacting, maybe we are blowing this out of proportion, considering that we have never lived through a war and that we are, in fact, very lucky.
Maybe people like us, born in the right side of the world, are not strong enough to deal with situations like this one.
What do you think will happen in the next few days? Do you think that what is happening will make us more sympathetic, or are we gonna end up playing one against the other?
I am scared, and what scares me is not just the virus, but the social impact that it will have.
Maybe. Maybe, because right now I feel like I don’t know anything anymore.
ANDREA 1– What I know now, here, is smart working: flexibility becoming constraint. An oxymoron, another habit that changes rapidly. Smart working, the chance to work from home, without having to go to the office, yesterday was just an occasional advantage, today it is the only way to stay in contact with the world. The world where you can meet colleagues, shake hands, get coffees and start the day together. The world we have often complained about, the world of just 24h ago, that now we miss.
Today I got a text with a picture on it saying: “Let’s all remember that our grandfathers were asked to go to war. We are asked to stay on the couch”. Between me and my grandparents there are my parents, who have just learned how to connect with the world using social media and that now have to stay home and watch Rai1 or Canale5, just because we didn’t have time to teach them how to use Netflix and they don’t have Sky, because they have always saved to much.