Coronavirus Coexistence DAY 20 Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A new lockdown month begins… What will happen when we are finally out? Will you still love me? I hope so, because I intend to continue with the chronicles, although they will be the post-coronavirus chronicles.

So far, I have shared stories about my mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, but still has her sense of humor. My kids still believe that they can help her recover her memory, especially my son, who spends a lot of time playing memory games with her and asking her the same question a thousand times, but nothing. We recorded a video, where you can see how he has tried to help her remember my birthday (October 1st). The video lasts about 5 minutes, but totally worth it. We don’t laugh at her, we always laugh with her.

On the other hand, I feel very proud to have been given the “remote employee of the month” award at work. Each month, we vote for the person we think stood out the most, and this month it was my turn. Normally, it is “Employee of the Month,” but they changed to to “Remote employee”. I want to thank all my co-workers who voted for me. I love you so much.

At this point, I feel like there is enough trust between us to share some things that, out of shame or fear, I don’t usually share.

  • I have lost 10 kg eating rice.
  • I haven’t showered in six days.
  • My dinner burned.
  • I feel like running like a fawn in the meadows.
  • I swallowed a fly.
  • I haven’t pooped in six days.
  • Sometimes, when I get bored, I put on a tutu and dream of being a unicorn.
  • I danced naked and my neighbor saw me.
  • I’m getting married because I’m pregnant.
  • Sometimes I think that you are all idiots

Wow, I feel so much better! It´s not good to keep things inside, you have to let them out. I want to thank @germanmateo for his support during this reflection; he was the one who encouraged me to confess these things…. Thanks, Germán.

Okay, I tried, but today is April 1st, April Fool’s Day and I thought I would try to catch you. Although I think if it hadn’t been for 9 and 10, I’m sure you would have believed everything.

Daily reflection: Every day of this lockdown, I am grateful to have my healthy family, food on the table, wonderful friends, and, until now, work. I feel like the world around me is becoming monotonous (well for others, I´m keeping myself busy). I think we should all do more crazy things, scream at the universe (out loud), sing to the goddesses (it doesn’t have to be in tune), mindlessly dance wildly (naked, if you can), write love notes (at oneself). Go for it, I want videos and/or recordings of everything… PS I loved the version of “Resistiré” song performed by several artists. All funds will go to Cáritas.


“When madness stalks me, when the coin falls crosswise, when the devil presents me with the bill, if you ever fail me, I will resist, upright above all, I will turn into iron to harden my skin.”