The world is making a point to all of us about “six feet.” It is both literal and shorthand for the physical distancing that is crucial to “flattening the curve” and saving lives (along with washing our hands a lot). This is the six feet that generates humor—my Canadian friends say that it will be Americans’ failure to grasp what six feet apart is that will inevitably lead us to the metric system.
And this is a distance that sometime in the future we will look back upon and recognize as an act of solidarity and friendship, kindness and hope. It’s a reminder of the power of science—and math, for those who don’t quite get “flattening the curve.”
And, it inspires a new art for a new day. Please join me in submitting to this art project because we are “together alone.” Click to enter: SixFeetPhotography.
Dean of the College