From a restricted Italy, an artist’s eye on the coronavirus
The Post has enlisted Emiliano Ponzi to draw and write about daily life in Milan during the coronavirus outbreak. He is dreaming about an end to the pandemic, one in which he can return to his studio and clean it. He says the layers of dust will be a measurement of his sacrifice in staying home and respecting the rules.
When I was a kid, this was the time of year I sat in school watching the sunshine begin its spring dance of shadows and light. At my desk, I looked out the window dreaming with eyes wide open about the time the early alarm clocks, homework and tests would be over. Time for hanging out with friends at the beach in those never-ending summer afternoons.
When that time comes again, it’s going to be a beautiful day.
We could call it “liberation day,” which has the flavor of a blockbuster action movie title, but this can feel like war.
People will hug and kiss again as we Italians are used …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]