Surviving a Lockdown

In this period I am deflecting a bit from my main topic, which is my relationship with a Filipina, and I am touching on what it is like to live under total lockdown.

This is, more or less, what Rome looked like yesterday night

So I am being forced to spend weekends at home.

But I have a lot of things that make my isolation much sweeter like:

First and foremost my beautiful wife who is sweetening this unusual time with pure and pristine love, a love that isn’t tainted by any pressures to go out and do something, just pure cuddling

I have also discovered an app, similar to Skype, called Zoom that allows us to do videoconferencing with up to 100 people for up to 40 minutes (with the free version) and we are using it both for our regular spiritual gatherings and for other kinds of Filipino social gatherings, without having to spend any money on gas or experience the burden of finding parking

And I have managed to do my regular weekend excursion by means of Google Maps!

This weekend I am visiting the amazing sea resort of Sperlonga, situated about 130 km South of Rome and I am exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful town by means of Street ViewAnd, last but not least, I am tapping into my Kindle collection of books and taking advantage of the immense reservoir of knowledge availableBut we are also allowed to breathe some fresh air to queue at the grocery store…

Slowly but surely I’ll get used to this quarantine….