Chiara Franceschini on analogies between the global stasis of the past months and the condition in limbo
Children without schools, teachers without students, workers without work, factories without workers (or with too many workers in a too small space). Dead without funerals. We have lived dramatically alienating months, which have thrown us into a condition very similar to that of souls in limbo: ended up there without guilt, unable to get out unless Christ comes down to save them. Today’s “limbos” are domestic, digital, psychological: while everybody waits for a modern Christ who, in the form of a vaccine, will come down to save us, politicians and administrators are on the spot to find reasonable solutions to this unexpected challenge.