Best before…

How long can we store our food in the fridge for? And what about people inside their homes? According to the word ‘quarantine’ it’s 40 days, but what after that period? Unless we take it out of the fridge and eat it, food will inevitably reach deterioration and decay.
Is it the same for people?
During my lockdown in Italy, maybe under Jack Torrance-like delusions, I often compared food with people: both in need for love and care, struggling with the necessity to be connected to other elements in order to find the right match. So I did cook and I loved, and I met with food to remind myself that one can’t be locked down forever, or he will rot.