March 25, 2020

Have we ever cared about anything or anybody but ourselves, here and now?

Anabel Prieto, 30

The covid-19 crisis has been building up steadily for months, but we ignored it. We chose to go on with our lives, pretending everything was going to be alright, at least in the small and limited part of the world we live in. Even when the evidence showed there were more and more cases near us, we chose not to think about how our actions affected other people and continued carelessly with our routines. Now it is too late to contain this crisis and we have been hit by its immensity. This has not been the first time something of the sort happens. The environmental crisis is just another example: we are too caught up in the little details of our lives that we don’t care about the bigger picture and only when it is too late we seem to react and want to do something about it. Accordingly, you could argue that you care then because it is affecting you. I sadly wonder: have we ever cared about anything or anybody but ourselves, here and now?

The wedding, 2020Script