While it seems there’s a new piece of unsavory news with every flick of the screen, we at Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia are working to keep things light. There’s a silver lining to #flattenthecurve. Inspired by Italy’s balcony serenades, we’ve scoured the twittersphere in search of all things good as a reminder we’re all in this together.
Impromptu workout classes in Spain, a birthday party in Lebanon that will put a smile on your face, and a dance that inspired Indian actress, Madhuri Dixit Nene - turns out there are some inventive ways to spend self isolation. “There are soo many things that we can do at home, spend time with our loved ones, learn & discover new things, workout, dance, sing & do whatever you never got to do because of your busy schedule. Let's make the most of this time, stay safe & stay home!”
During Italy's quarantine, Italian tenor Maurizio Marchini wanted to do something to spread joy amid all the sadness in Florence.
So climbed on to his balcony and serenaded the entire town.
Wow.pic.twitter.com/yVgADAU9bt— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) March 14, 2020
Loved this video... There are soo many things that we can do at home, spend time with our loved ones, learn & discover new things, workout, dance, sing & do whatever you never got to do because of your busy schedule. Let's make the most of this time, stay safe & stay home! https://t.co/4LJMEVyKqx— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) March 17, 2020
China sent medical masks to Italy, & wrote on the boxes a quote of a Roman poem: “We are waves from the same sea”
Japan had donated supplies to China, & wrote on the boxes a quote of a Chinese poem: "We have different mountains & rivers, but we share the same sun, moon, & sky."— Mohamad Safa (@mhdksafa) March 14, 2020
Just a reminder that when Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote King Lear.— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) March 14, 2020
These quarantined neighbors in Lebanon wouldn't let coronavirus keep them from celebrating a birthday. Watch as they take to their balconies to sing "Happy Birthday" to a family across the way https://t.co/bPwCewNuED pic.twitter.com/TFDptL2PJC— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 16, 2020
In Seville, Spain, residents of an entire apartment complex couldn't leave their homes due to the quarantine.
So a fitness instructor went up to a rooftop and held a workout class.
Neighbors joined in from their windows and balconies.pic.twitter.com/Ez0iF7vwf3— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) March 15, 2020
Images courtesy of Instagram/Atlantisthepalm