Cigarettes and lockdown

Apr 07, 2020, 12:57 PM

Trento, Italy lockdown sound recorded by Emanuele Lapiana.

"Working home, new rituals take place. Around 10 am I have the first cigarette on my balcony.The whole thing lasts about 10-12 mins that I spend:

-rolling the cigarette
-greetings and formalities with neighbours I usually don't talk to
-listening to the birds
-shaking the cigarette ash in the tray
-tiptapping my phone
-checking my smartphone notification
-watching the dogs in the dog area
-enjoying the new ritual
-asking myself how long will this last
-wondering how quick and unpredictable are changes

Cheers and good luck!"

Part of the #StayHomeSounds project, documenting the sounds of the global coronavirus lockdown around the world - for more information, see