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With the mandatory quarantine, Argentines went out to the balconies. Blessed is that little piece of outdoors some are lucky enough to have.

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They say you value what you have when you lose it, and how true it is. Argentines today live inside: we work, train and “go” in our own home. Some were grabbed by the   quarantine   with more amenities: a large patio, maybe a  grill . Others are reviving little-explored spaces of the house. For example,  balconies. 

With the  coronavirus  turning around — and the exits restricted to purchases needed to cope with the quarantine —  balconies become a precious asset . Thankful that we still have good weather, being able to hang out “  outdoors ” is really a privilege. So, it's enough to look a little to see the whole   neighborhood  from its platform. The views that each has vary, but as long as not being all day looking at four walls everything serves.

In this  new way of interacting with neighbors , there have been everything from screaming talks to improvised recitals.  Breakfasts , lunches, snacks and dinners run from the dining room to the balcony and any excuse is good to escape for a while to look at the sky.

When we can't do the things we took for granted, we value everything more. Even that minimal balcony that allows you to breathe another air. Hopefully, when all this happens (because it will happen), we learn to value encounters, hugs, kill them among friends. Because, in short,  that's what life is all about .

Publication Date: 30/03/2020

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