Di Rossella Cataneo
The obligation to stay at home took us a little by surprise and overwhelmed us like an unfair captivity. By now the days pass between virtual classrooms, homework and video calls with friends.
Before quarantine, the normality for me was to take the bus to go to school, go home, study, spend some time with my family and go out with friends in the evening. Now, however, it is made up of morning video lessons, marathons on Netflix and video calls with friends.
It is in days like these that even the most insignificant and small action can be something important. The simple desire to return to tighten all the people we care about becomes stronger and stronger.
I am sure that once this situation has passed, things will be seen in a totally different light.
Why do we understand the value of things only when they are lost?
When will all this agony finally end and will we be free to go out?
And this daily nightmare, which becomes increasingly clear and frightening, only reinforces these questions of mine.
When I go out I will embrace all my friends, we will celebrate together being new out in the real world, we will have fun walking on the beach, shopping or just chatting while enjoying a pizza. I want to travel, explore the world, get to know all the cultures of all countries, I will not take anything for granted anymore and I will try to make the most of every second I have available, but the wait is still long, very long.