Madrid’s water supply has increased over the past month, and that is great news for the summer, great news for the people who live through its summer. When it’s not there, life turns unbearably uncomfortable. Just the other day, the water got cut off in our building, the night, at night, at eight o’clock at night, night, the night before a holiday and the plumber had other plans. It is incredible how rudimentary life becomes without running water in a matter of hours.
Its loss reminds us of the delicate existence of civilization.