It’s taken me a few weeks to collect my thoughts on Kraftwerk’s genius Florian Schneider. His death was announced on May 6, citing cancer as the cause. On that day, I exercised in the morning while listening to The Mix without knowing anything about the sad news. It was probably my unconscious needing his music.
The past few months have been really challenging for the world. At a personal level, the shock of living in times of a pandemic has impacted me in ways I never imagined.
As confinement began, it became clear to me that it’d be important to take breaks from information to protect my mental health. It was overwhelming to read so many articles related to economies collapsing, layoffs and increasing number of of COVID cases.
I remember reading a headline that suggested that the world would never be the same again. It was scary to think about that possibility. Nowadays, the term “new normal” starts to be more common. It’s difficult to imagine how the aftermath is going to look like for each one of us. Even when COVID goes away, the collateral damage will still be around in our personal lives.