When woman lands on Gozo, her path certainly leads ins Zeppi’s in Qala. Why? The “Mundpropaganda”* does not let anyone pass this meeting place on Gozo. The owner and her team are a guarantee for a nice day or entertaining evening. Sonia Xerri is an extraordinary woman and with her I would like to start my series “Strong – Independent- Lovely: Gozo’s Women”.
110 years ago, in March 1911, the 1st International Women’s Day in Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the USA. What has become of the demands, what has been achieved and what has not changed so far? Politically, the program was for women to have the right to vote and to stand as a candidate, socially it was about equality and participation in public and economic life, the abolition of child labour, better salary and decent housing for all. Well, then we did it! We do?
Put it in my slippers and off the sofa now for me too! Don’t worry, I’m fine, I’m just ooold!
Yesterday I reported on the elderly who meet for a chat in the parks, on the streets and squares in Gozo and Malta.
Today it’s over. Didn’t think that posts on FB or other internet media could cause such a quick and blatant reaction – hahaha!
Now the government has reacted and quarantined all “risk groups”.
Unreasonableness has no age
A lot has been written and spoken about curfews, bans on contacts and self-isolation throughout Europe in the last few days. The public debate focused on young people who formed groups, groups or celebrated COVID parties in parks, beer gardens and squares. One (including myself) assumed ignorance and anti-social behavior. It was soooo good! But not only young people let their love of life run wild.
The view over Mgarr reflects the location and the feeling of the inhabitants of my small island in the middle of the sea:
Gray is the predominant color at the moment. With the first COVID infected everything changes here!