50 days of solitude and the new Spain

Plaza Mayor, Madrid (Photo by Victor Garcia on Unsplash).

In the blink of an eye everything changed: waiting in line outside supermarkets suddenly felt normal; being a dog owner became the ultimate symbol of freedom; and we monitored the outside world from our living rooms, analysing each masked and gloved passer-by as they hurried along barren streets, patrolling police cars adding to the dystopian feel of it all.