In these days I am thinking a lot to the novel Love in the Time of Cholera by G. Márquez.
Somewhere, someone is already writing the sequel, Love in the Time of Covid!!!
I have already passed out my bearing limit for a tons of reasons that I won’t report here.
The other day I started complaining with my friends about the hashtag “andrà tutto bene” (everything is going to be OK) because I find it creepy and it gives me anxiety!
Then, after some research it came out it was meant to reassure the kids… and ok, I can understand it but, as usual, adults are miscommunication.
A few days ago people invited to come to Italy, that is such a nice and safe place.
And what now? The same people that have over written posts over posts about that subject are acting like if everything was perfectly normal, also now that the whole country is lock down!
I hate idiots because idiots are dangerous. These are the same bloody criminals who jumped on the trains to the reach the South, when the Government had already established this massive block operation.
Yes, you might object that we have idiots located also in high places and I totally agree with you! They did not know how to manage the situation and they lost control 2 seconds after declaring the lock down!
But this is politics and now I want to focus on people, their bloody voters!
Luckily not all of them are alike!
I have friends who decided to stay in the North to not expose to a possible risk their families.
And there are people who are not complaining about this lousy situation 24 hours per day, maybe just a couple! We are all humans after all!
In the links that I am sharing you, here below you will find people standing in their balconies, singing out loud with their neighbors.
I find it a much more positive expression of hope and joy instead of lying to children and themselves, pretending that everything is going to be fine.
Romans have already created the opposite hashtag to contrast this fake optimism!
These videos have been taken between yesterday and today.
All over Italy, from North to South.
Call it desperation, call it fight, call it resistance or also resilience… I think we are far away from being a real country, we are rather a confederation of states, with their own cultural identities and a very little in common but, in my humble opinion, this is a nice way to make come out the spontaneity that we have in common!
Enjoy the show!
- From Benevento with Love! I don’t know the song but As far as I know it is the video that opened to this spontaneous movement!
- Craziness in Naples How I love this city!
- Abbracciame 1. Naples. Hug me! This is the title. Napolitans are often like this, spontaneous, genuine, smiling. Yes, of course I cannot speak for all of them, but I love the city, I appreciate the people as well and I find that they have an energy that you won’t feel in many other cities.
- Abbracciame 2. Naples. The proof of what I was stating here above! A girl that grab a mic and put the music loud to sing all by herself on her balcony! It’s not something you will see every day, not even in Italy!
Should you want to listen the original version, that is pure poetry (even if you don’t understand the lyrics because it’s Naples dialect!) you can click here. I cannot stop to sing it! ☺️
- Giuliano. He is a pretty famous singer in Italy and I was just wondering when famous singers would have joined the singing balconies phenomenon! The first song is a Napolitan one, the second is one of its greatest hits.
- Miscellaneous from the hymn to other songs from North to South.
- Ciuri Ciuri. Agrigento. Another typical local song from the very South of Sicily. I love the singer, the participation of his neighbours and of course the song! One of my favorite performances so far!
- Miscellaneous and wishes
It seems that they will go on like that for the next two days. I don’t know if I will make other posts on that subject but for sure I will re-post the videos on my Facebook page: Now, Here and Somewhere Else.