I'm not going to say this isn't a good exercise to show a sense of togetherness, because god knows we need this right now. There a sense of demoralisation everywhere I see, a sense of fear and what better to elleviate it than something however small to reunite people. It's a good thing.
You what could be better? People did it without anyone having to tell them to do it. You know what was unique about Italy and Spain and those videos that circulated? That was Unity, that was inspiring, that tugged at my heartstrings and made me feel that humanity will survive. Even in an extremely horrible situation like theyre in, they were community, they leaned on each other for comfort, for solace. It came from the heart. The appreciation came from the heart. The whole country didn't do it at the same time because it was a spontaneous thing. Pockets of people, isolated, alone stood in their balconies with their hearts on their sleeves. That's true unity.
So I'll stand in my balcony with a candle, because I need it, my family needs it, my neighbourhood and the people that live across the road need it. It would mean a hundredfold if we did something like this without being told.