Photo of the Week!
F 5.6; 1/100; ISO 100; 57mm.
Shot at Leicester Square in London, England.
Despite being a 400-year-old quote — “There is no darkness but ignorance” — the prominently-placed message of Leicester Square’s Shakespearian centerpiece remains relevant to this day. As Londoners (and tourists) pass it by, they’re all imparted with a reminder that’s applicable to personal and public affairs both current and historic. With one of the most significant crises of recent memory ongoing, this wisdom takes on heightened importance with regards to staying informed about the coronavirus pandemic.
As with many other traumatic incidents, disinformation has the propensity to spread just as effectively, if not more so, than legitimate information. As we see in the United States, the country is, at the urging of its leader, moving to return to the status quo… never mind the fact that there is demonstrable evidence and credible testimony to assert that the country just isn’t ready yet (although yes, the economy and those who depend on it are justifiably eager for things to go back to normal). Americans don’t have to look further than this featured playwright’s home; the United Kingdom now has more fatalities than any other country in Europe.
We must refuse to enshroud ourselves in this darkness Shakespeare warns us about. Now’s the time to be careful, cautious, and rational. As was written during the past few weeks, stay safe, stay happy, and hang in there! This too shall pass.
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Stay safe! Click here to get the 411 on the COVID-19 outbreak. (via The Washington Post)