COMMUNITY LIFE IN SPAIN
Tomorrow morning at 8 am the lockdown will start. Everybody in the whole of Spain is to stay at home. Yesterday, when we were trying to get our heads around all that's happening it got us quite fearful. By the end of the day, we were exhausted. Today we actually find ourselves very much at peace with the situation - quite to our surprise. Everything is grinding to a halt right now, but it is as if that is exactly what we needed. Not just to slow down the spread of the virus, but also to finally slow down ourselves. Someone in the community here said: "It's like finally everybody else will finally be slowing down to my speed."
Félix and Ollie are also fine. I think Félix is somehow aware of some our concerns though, and he doesn't like it when Anna and I talk about things that he is not involved in. So he was acting up a bit sometimes and peed in his pants today. Twice. Though on the whole, I think he liked his day. Especially because it rained for about half an hour today, which is quite rare for where we live, and so he got to watch a cartoon. I read him his stories tonight and he fell asleep half-way through the second book already. I'm sure that's a record.
Oliver also had a great day. He's been practicing his first word and today he finally mastered it. He picked it up from Juno, a 2-year-old British girl, who lives together with her family in a caravan on the field next to us. She always greets us in the morning, by sticking her nose on the glass pane next the door of our yurt, saying "hiya!" Thanks to Juno, today Oliver and I had our first talk. When I came back in after chopping some wood he said 'hiya!' to me, and I said it back to him, and so it went on for a few times. Big smiles.