It is beginning to feel a lot like it used to be, before, in Pisticci. I imagine it is easier here than in the north of Italy where a lot of people died and so people will be grieving.
Today when I walked through the piazza there were a lot of people about. There was a lot of noise. People talking and shouting . Just like it used to be.
The sun was shining and I was smiling because everything looked beautiful…. just like it used to be.
I went home via the side streets and thought that it would not be much of an exaggeration to say that round every corner in Pisticci there is a photo or painting opportunity. I was feeling just like I used to feel.
As far as I know there have been no more cases of the virus originating in Basilicata for more than 2 weeks. In that time we have been free, some much more than others, and so far nothing has happened. Maybe we are safe, at least for the summer.
I heard about the art competition I am taking part in. It will be held in the piazza in August. That is a bit different but it is happening.
Tonight am planning to go out with two friends and sit in the piazza, watch people go by and maybe eat a bit pizza. Not exactly what I used to do but the lovely burger restaurant has closed down ..I don’t know if it was because of the virus or not.
But , it is like everything is coming back to life like it used to be. It makes me very happy…..