+++CORONA DIARIES 7+++"A slightly different note" by Giulia Gioia, 9a
these last few weeks have been very difficult for me. I would have never imagined how it would be not going to school anymore. But now I know how to feel about it. I miss the activities there and the lessons with the different teachers, yes diary, I can say that I miss school. In my eyes studying at home is much harder than I had expected. But the thing I miss the most are my friends, the time we were laughing together and the jokes we did about things that didn't even make sense. A very special thing to me that I miss about my friends are the warm, lovely hugs we were giving each other every morning, and we never forgot them after school. Even if we try to stay in contact, it's not and will never be the same as having us close to each other.
I am also sad about the many news items that I see on Italian and German television. Another reasons why I'm sad is that my relatives cannot come visiting us and so it will be the first birthday in my life that I am going to celebrate only with my parents and siblings. But I'm trying to stay close to my relative by facetiming. So even if we practice the social distance my whole family is learning to have a digital nearness.
Dear diary, can you imagine seeing an empty St. Peter's Square in Rome? I was already there and I can still remember how many happy people were there. But when I saw the lonely Pope on television, and I'm sure almost the whole word did watch the greatest blessing ever, I realized how bad our situation in the world is. I guess this blessing was a little piece of hope for everyone of us even if you are not a believer.
At last I want to tell you, that anyway I'm happy if asking us to stay in quarantine to avoid other contacts must be our contribution to survive, I'm happy to be able to help the whole world. And I hope that this virus is going to be over as soon as possible because there is nothing more beautiful than being able to embrace each other again, all the people dear to me.