Day 17, Breaking boxes
(A series of personal observations recorded as Italy takes action against the spread of Covid-19)
We wake to grey skies and a light snowfall mixed with rain. The precipitation is welcome, even if it’s cold. The warm dry winter we’ve had has been concerning.
I am grateful to the grey snowy day most especially because it’s perfect weather for staying inside, putting something in the oven and something else on the stovetop.
I will venture out just for a moment though.
Yesterday I went to the supermarket to stock up on some packaged items, but I didn’t get vegetables. I’m used to doing the major part of my shopping at one of two open air markets that happen each week, one in my town on Fridays, the other on Saturdays in the next town over. Both have been closed for weeks.
I added this blog as a way to share some thoughts and experiences around the impact of Covid-19 on my life here in Southern Italy. These posts have been a near-daily practice during this time and are largely unedited, most having been first posted on Facebook. They are of course in order with the most recent entry on the first page. I invite you to explore previous posts or even start from the beginning.