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Phone call from Kenya to an italian uncle

Imaginary conversation by a safe tourist in Malindi

28-04-2020 by Marco "Sbringo" Bigi

"Hello! Hi Uncle! How are you?"
"I see... what can you do, unfortunately in Milan you have to stay indoors...".
"Yes, I know, I listen to the news, you have to be patient, it'll be over soon."
"No, don't worry, Lara and I are fine here in Kenya."
"No, Uncle, there's no black man with an alarm clock around his neck and a pot of boiling water to eat... you're joking, you're strong, Uncle."
"Yes, we're careful, we always wear a mask when we go out and wash our hands."
"No, it's not like some newspapers say... we don't feel lost in a foreign country, if I'm honest, I almost feel more like an alien when I come to Italy. Here in Malindi, where we now spend eight months of the year, it's like being at home".
"I don't know when we'll be back, but I honestly don't feel the urgency as long as we're there. Of course, if I couldn't help it, I would have found a place in a plane before they stopped everything, as many of our friends who returned before the end of March did, but Lara and I looked at each other's faces, we decided to take the risk and so far we haven't regretted it".
"Yeah, spring is coming, it's starting to rain here, but the sun's not missing...".
"No, we don't get bored, Lara paints and I write songs with Freddie, yes, that's him, the nice one, ah you heard them, you know, you try to float with an irony that makes everybody smile here! Or almost..."
"Yeah, not to make you jealous, but we have a big garden and a swimming pool. All we need is the fact that we can't go out at night, but considering what it's like in the rest of the world, we're in luxury."
"What? In danger? Who said that? But uncle, we may be in the third world but here we don't feel in danger at all, people are friendly as always, the shelves of the shops are full, the price of gasoline has fallen ... ah there no? Yes, the excise duty."
"Don't worry Uncle, we're fine, try to be fine yourself, you're old enough, get a ray of sunshine from the balcony that synthesizes vitamin D."
"A hug for you too, see you soon."

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