Thoughtful post Paulo and very sobering, I was going to say something flippant about toy soldiers but I don't have the heart for it now. I hope that one of the things that comes out of this is that we genuinely learn that "no man is an island" "ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee". We are one species and we need to love and care for one another whatever our race colour, nationality or creed because competition and conflict is a game with no winners.
Dear friends here in Lombardy it is a tragic moment... But we hope to get out of it ... almost everyone is in their own house, I have to go to work because we produce detergents, a primary asset then. I wish everyone to come out unscathed and do nice painting jobs or battles with our little plastic friends... but also to have a good time with your family. Un grande abbraccio dall'Italia. Marco.
dear marco, you are one of those many heroes that keep doing their work in these difficult times. i'm just a lawyer from reggio emilia, i can mostly do my work safely from home, tribunals are closed, save for some extraordinary and urgent matters, every hearing is postponed.
for the most it's perfect time for painting, rearrange and reorganize collections.
all my respect and appreciation goes to you and your factory colleagues.
stay safe in your workplace, we need you!