Earth is on Fire (May 16, 2020)
When my parents came to visit me in mid-May 2020, we drove to downtown Rochester to pick up a pizza. This was one of the first times I'd left my apartment complex since mid-March. On the way home, as we approached highway 490, I noticed a public utility box on the opposite side of the street (approximate location: 574 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14607. Lat-long coordinates: 43°08'31.7"N 77°35'40.4"W). Someone had written on the box in large letters: "EARTH IS ON FIRE." I don't know when the graffiti was made precisely, but reading it felt eerie. I'll note that May 16, the day I took the photo, was nine days before George Floyd was killed and the Black Lives Matter protests began.