Smart Canary - Travels

“It happens every night at 8 p.m. sharp. Starting softly, like a distant roll of thunder, the noise grows louder as it echoes around the city. It’s the sound of tens of thousands of hands clapping in unison as we, the locked down residents of Barcelona, give a standing ovation to the city’s healthcare workers from our balconies. The same sound can be heard through Madrid. And Seville. And in many of Spain’s cities by now. Every night, without fail, at 8 o’clock on the dot. For many of us, this moment of solidarity is one of our only sources of human contact not on a screen.” Quarantined in Barcelona, @ikliger shares the new daily ritual that gives her hope. Read in full at the link in bio, and swipe to hear what 8 p.m. sounds like in Spain. . . . “Even at the darkest times, these glimmerings of light appear.”

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