so, maybe you know there´s an influenza outbreak and Mexico city is its epicenter? I´m living in the mifddle of it and just thought I´d comment on a strange phenomena. You may have read in the papers that lots of places here are closed, people are walking around with surgical masks on and there´s borderline panic... but actually, it´s not quite like that on the streets. People locked up in their houses are worrying, but outside it´s kind of like a holiday. There´s all this extra space everywhere you go, nobody bumping into you all the time, you can sit and write or do whatever you want in public places because it´s peaceful. Plus its kind of exciting to be the center of attention. Ridiculous, naive, but that´s just how it is here. I´m sure Id change my tune if I got sick, but till then, I´m sitting on the curb watching the fireworks (yeah, there are fireworks for some reason).