Well here, the 6th day dawns, almost a week in lockdown, and I still haven’t seen a bird… I’m starting to get a little worried. This is already turning into Groundhog Day, Coronavirus style… “Same Shit Different Day”, as I say, and we have much more to go. Yesterday, in one of my WhatsApp groups, I said (jokingly, well, it could be real, who knows what’s going to happen): “We’re all going to die!” It seems that kind of joke is not well received these days. Let’s see, die, die, we’re all going to die; I don’t understand what the problem is. My ironic tone may not be appropriate for everyone right now, so I apologize if I say something you don’t like… but… “We’re all going to die!”


Today I want to give a shout out to the solidarity of my neighborfriends (and their husbands… shopping at home these days, thanks to one of them, I don’t know how to thank him). My neighborfriends are all wonderful and successful. We have the bravest of all, my doctor neighborfriend, who is fighting day after day to face this virus and she has to put up with all of us when we ask her a thousand stupid questions a day. The poor thing is already hiding from us. We also have the pharmaceutical entrepreneur who has a wonderful natural organic cosmetics store called VerumNatura. We call her every day to ask her if she can give us creams or natural vitamins to make us look more beautiful (although these days there is little glamor to be seen). Then there is the very elegant bank manager who becomes our voice of reason and calm when we are all confused. And we cannot forget the government worker who, if she does not like the name you want to give your child, will convince you to change it. Each of them has been in my life for 16 years, and I don´t know what I would do without them. I want to publicly thank them for always being by my side, putting up with my dramas and making me laugh.

And moving on, I must tell you that my daughter came out of her “coronacave.” However, she did it only to yell at her brother and ask him to go out and buy her cupcakes, as if it were a matter of life or death. She said that she would not risk contamination and that if anyone had to take the risk, it would be her brother. After a civil argument, my poor son went to buy his sister’s fucking muffins. Moreover, when he arrived, we repeated the decontamination procedure that I told you about the other day.

Oh, such precious family moments to remember for a lifetime. The thing is, I adore my kids: so civilized, so educated, such beautiful creatures; they are my pride and joy. The love they have for each other.

On the other hand, I think my friends are already going crazy, and this has just begun. One of them decided take down all her curtains and clean them. Good idea, it’s good to have a clean house. Nevertheless, she said that when she hung them up again they seem to have shrunk… Not Good. She told me: “Every ten minutes or so I give them a tug to see if they unshrink.” Well, at least that way she doesn’t get bored. No need to say more hahahahaha.

I would say that, in these days that we are living in I have been surprised by the number of people and companies that are suddenly giving away their products, information, sharing data, etc. And I think, what if we were always supportive and not only when we are affected by a crisis? I have always tried to give away services, offer help, provide training and whatever I saw necessary without waiting for a pandemic… Just a thought. In fact, I have communicated to all my contacts that I am available to help anyone who has a small business or simple needs or computer help to be able to face this pandemic.

Finally, I want to say that although everything I tell you I do so in a comical way, what is happening is very serious and is directly affecting us with very close cases. I can’t stop seeing the live data on the impact worldwide, and although I don’t want to be alarmed, I simply want to remind everyone the importance of staying home.

 With that said, I’m going to bed. Although this seems very fun and nice, it takes up a lot of my time, but I don’t complain because it is what is helping me face this coexistence in solitude.

 Ah, another day that I didn’t arrive in time to applaud, although look, my mother (I remind you that she has Alzheimer’s, I remind you as if you had Alzheimer’s, hahahaha) she does remember. She says, “Don’t we have to clap out the window today?” She goes to the balcony several times a day waiting…she doesn’t really know why, but she seems to like it.

Daily reflection: Why are people and companies suddenly becoming so supportive? It may be that being supportive in times of crisis costs less money than if we are not.

“Friendship has no distance.”