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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

A Dose of Wilde Laughter

So after my last couple teary-eyed blog posts and my hard good byes, I was happy to be coming to the land of Oscar Wilde to enjoy some well-timed Irish humor. 

"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you." (Oscar Wilde). 

Here are some other reasons to love the Irish:

Well put.

Gotta love a good pun.

Pretty classically Irish I would say.

Not sure what the marketing industry would say about this one, but it is original!

Got it. Thanks.
The Black-Eyed Peas would approve.
One last piece of advice:

What is your favorite Oscar Wilde quote?