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Locked down but not out in Italy

Singing from the balconies! One nice thing about this crisis ... solidarity! “Guess you’re not living like a tourist anymore,” was the funny, truthful and somewhat gut-wrenching message of a friend the day the lockdown in Italy began. Today is day 6. My beloved Italia has been hit hard with the COVID19 epidemic. With the second largest elderly population in the world, the epidemic has meant a disproportionate amount of deaths in the country. So though I haven’t been worried about contracting it myself, this isn’t about me or someone like me who, if contracted it would probably have a sucky couple of weeks and then recover. It is about if someone like me contracted it and then spread it to a person with a complicated health history or an elderly person with a weakened immune system. Eerily orderly: Lines for the grocery store, each person one meter apart In a country with no concept (and no physical room really) for personal space, and in a city with reproachable hygie

Life = Risk

So I owe you all an explanation of this next step I mentioned in my last blog post, as well as a review of all the new tourist sights I have been soaking in to make the most of my time left in D.C. This is not to mention my recent trip to Guatemala! So I am very behind in writing, but as I struggle to find time to even fold laundry, I will share with you this video that is a great reminder of our own potential, and speaks to me very strongly as one who is venturing into the unknown and doing just that, taking a risk.

What was the biggest risk that you have taken lately?