From North to South, from Lombardy to Sicily. From East to West, from Sardinia to Venice.
We got together yesterday at 6 pm and now today at noon. A national flash mob distributed across our balconies and at our windows up and down and across the peninsula. We sang songs and applauded the brave medical professionals of Italy. Church bells also rang, families beat pots and pans, others waved flags.
“It’s going to be all right,” is the attitude. ‘We will make it.’
Underneath we’re panicked and afraid. We’re not showing it though; we’re putting on a brave front. Brave fronts are contagious. (So are panicked ones.)
Listen to a Milanese musician play O Mia Bela Madunina on his trumpet yesterday–an ode to Milan’s golden Madonnina statue atop our cathedral.
The BBC reports on our Flash Mob and includes a clip of an opera singer in Turin treating her neighbors to an aria.
What front are you putting on?