Back to normal?

Most of us look forward to going back to our “normal life” as soon as this pandemic is over. At the same time, we can’t help wondering whether that “normal” is advisable. Let’s admit that some of us were not really happy with our past routines. We used to complain Seguir leyendo

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Never ending story

It’s so hard to put up with this uncertainty. Every two weeks we are told that the lockdown will last for two weeks more. And so on and so forth. We don’t know for sure when (or if) we’ll be able to go back to our previous lives. Moreover, most Seguir leyendo

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House arrest

Prisons in Argentina are overcrowded. True. Moreover, our prisons haven never proved to be effective ways to deal with criminals. Actually, they don´t rehabilitate anyone. On the contrary, spending time in prison teaches inmates to become “better” criminals. They seem to be crime schools. This is a crucial issue worldwide Seguir leyendo

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“Abuelitos”?!

I’m an extremely proud Grandma, eager to see, hug and kiss my grandson Lorenzo, as soon as this lockdown is over. Can´t wait, actually. I love it when “Lolo” calls me “Granny” (“Abu”). But what I truly dislike is being called “Abuela” (Grandmother) by people who are not my grandchildren Seguir leyendo

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What if…

Although we wish this pandemic was just a bad dream, an awful nightmare, we know for sure that it’s painfully true, an undeniable reality. Nevertheless, at times I can´t help feeling that it could also be a perfect plan to keep us all at home, isolated, paralyzed by fear and Seguir leyendo

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Luces y sombras de lo humano

Somos tan ambivalentes, tan contradictorios. Por un lado, todos los días religiosamente a las 21 salimos a nuestros balcones, ventanas o patios a aplaudir fervorosamente a los trabajadores de la salud. Ellos están poniendo el cuerpo y jugándose literalmente la vida, cuidándonos, combatiendo a este minúsculo y devastador virus. Por Seguir leyendo

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The best and the worst

It’s amazing how this pandemic can show the best and the worst in all of us. On the one hand,  every day at 9 pm people all over the country show their gratitude to health personnel clapping their hands from balconies, windows and doorsteps, as a warm sign of gratitude. On Seguir leyendo

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Years from now…

In spite of all the awful and tragic things this pandemic  has caused and is still causing worldwide, I believe it must be –at the same time- an unbelievable source of inspiration for artists, in the widest sense of the word. Writers, playwrights, cinematographers, painters, poets, could all draw ideas and Seguir leyendo

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No joke

Little by little, we’re finally understanding that this is serious. We’re gradually coming to terms with this harsh reality. We, Argentinians, have always been quite reluctant to obey rules. We always show a much better behavior when we go abroad, ´cause we know we can´t easily escape punishment there. Now Seguir leyendo

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Coronavirus: Una dura lección

A medida que pasan los días de encierro experimento una serie de sentimientos encontrados. Por un lado, la preocupación, el miedo, la incertidumbre, cierto agobio y claustrofobia. Por el otro, la sensación de tener el privilegio de estar viviendo una experiencia única, inédita, absolutamente transformadora. En la Argentina estamos acostumbrados Seguir leyendo

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