'Suddenly in 2020' José Louro:
Suddenly, in 2020, half the world's population was forced to retreat to an unprecedented extent. A tiny parasite pushed home a large part of humanity. At the time of this writing, the isolation period in Portugal has lasted roughly a month. We can't even believe it: a virus that seems to die with simple soap will not have a vaccine so quickly.
Suddenly, I started using a new word - "confinement". Not even my Word spell checker recognizes it...
I also learned to be at home and to do unthinkable things that are so simple: drawing the coffee machine, the cuddly toys that remain from other times, the dinner of the partner and the partner, the neighbours and the neighbours of the neighbours.
Suddenly, I am allowed to cross on foot and draw the highway that passes near my house. We can now walk in prohibited pedestrian access road zones, since there is much less car traffic. It is a good opportunity to draw things that usually happen there, such as recent inspection operations that the police carry out to sustain the inhabitants within their respective area councils.
Suddenly, orange stripes are everywhere. And people with masks on the same lines to the rows of old.
April 3, 2020
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