This is my first “lockdown” week-end after a week of confinement. I’m not alone. Most of us are confined now. Most of the world is confined or will be very soon.

I won’t go outside this week-end and that’s fine.

I’m lucky. I share my life with my wife and my two sons in my apartment in Lille, France. Hopefully, we’re not infected. Not yet. We’re now following the rules very strictly. To protect us, but more importantly, to protect everyone else. Let’s not be selfish.

In January and February, the weather was bad. It rained every single day. Or it seemed so. Since the beginning of the week, sun made a big come back. The sun taunts me. If you know me a little, you know that I would really like to go outside. Buy a book in my local bookstore, buy some groceries, find some new cheese to taste, bike to the butcher, jog in the biggest public park of the city. I would love to do all of these activities today. Like every “regular” Saturday. But for the next few weeks, my world will look different. I need to adapt. And that’s fine. …


Fabien Potencier

founder and CEO @SensioLabs and @blackfireio, founder and project lead @Symfony

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