The Covid-19 pandemic has toppled those seemingly unchanging bulwarks of our contemporary society. We have rediscovered the enjoyment of taking our time, having time to ourselves and also the importance of being in the company of other people. Coming to terms with Covid-19 has retaught us the importance of connections: with the past, the present and our future and that of the future generations. We have paid dearly for this understanding which makes it all the more precious.
Social cohesion is key to dealing with the crisis situation. Confinement within the four walls of our homes has stimulated emotional connections, an empathy capable of overcoming physical distancing and channelled into concrete actions to proactively help others. Never before have there been so many projects to support the community and return some sort of the normality lost as a result of the pandemic as in this historic period.