So today is a portentous day; A day that will go down in …well I’m not sure what type of day it will be other than to say today many of my fellow citizens will no longer be alive at the end of it than were at the beginning – a lot will have died because of covid perhaps before their time. This is such a clichéd phrase – who knows when their time is over on this crazy world? What we do know that as a statistic many more people will be dead by the end of the day than is normal for this time of year and that perhaps is the greatest tragedy of them all.
In an effort to try and reduce the incidence of this terrible disease to an absolute minimum I have been following the lock down rules as best as can. One of the effects of this is that my world has reduced to how far I can reasonably walk within one hour of where I live. This has meant that the opportunity to make photographs have reduced as well – my own sanity will allow only so many photographs of floods or mist or frost in my local park . So as a way around this last night, between the rain, I went out for a second walk and it was a thrilling experience. I walked along with my own soundtrack playing in my ears and from time to time I felt like I was in some strange, non New York, Scorsese movie.
This is third covid walk I’ve taken, that is a walk with my camera and one lens. The first one was with my iPhone; the second was with a 50mm lens and this was with a 35mm. I’m sure I’ll make several others before we are released out into the fresh spring air.
In other news today Donald Trump will no longer be President of the United States of America – so there is a reason to be cheerful.
Let us hope that is the last time we have to contemplate the name in relation to United States of America politics. I fear it won’t be.