Into the Ether 

A murder of crows seen circling above head.
Salt Lake CIty, UT.  Sometime in 2020.

 A year is a period of time. 

It is 365 days. It is 525,600 minutes. It is 31,536,000 consecutive seconds, that is the calendar year as we know it. There have been many renditions of the calendar throughout human history, but it wasn't until 1582, when Pope Gregory pointed out a flaw in Julius Caesar's calendar, when we would receive our current amalgamation of determining time, the Gregorian calendar. Pope Gregory pointed out that Julius Caesar’s calendar had drifted a full 10 days off. Where did these 10 days go? These ten days happened, but when? Historians believe that losing 10 days was minor in comparison to some of the time that dissolved into thin air in previous constructs of the calendar. In fact, the calendar acted as a way for the priesthood of the Roman Empire to extend the reign of their favorite bearers of power. Fudging a week or even a month as per necessary.  It wasn’t until the eighteenth century, that the Gregorian calendar was fully accepted throughout Europe. Gregory’s “fix” has still been in effect to this day, even as we approached the year called 2020.

    Almost everyone you know has probably credited 2020 as a year to forget, a bad year. To many, 2020 was challenging, it was painful, it carried a new fear. It caused us to re-think every aspect of our existence. So, what is the difference between a good year and a bad one? Is it a good year when everything goes according to plan? Is it a good year when the status quo continues? As individuals we struggle to find perspective. We struggle to see from higher ground. Sometimes we forget that the moments in which we are tested the most, are the moments in which character is born. An opportunity for progress.

The sign read “Fuck Cops”
as tensions erupted following the death of George Floyd, 
Salt Lake City, UT .

A man documents the chaos out side of Donald Trumps rally,
Tulsa, OK.

A man bare a cross as he hold’s hand with his wife.
Tulsa, OK.

Protestors march outside of Donald Trump’s rally
in Tulsa, OK.

A collection of words. Denver, CO.

Tulsa, OK.                                 

Social Distancing in place at a BLM rally in Tulsa, OK.

The arrest of Sheila Buck,
at Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, OK.

A blessing is given at the vigil for Bernardo Palacios.
Palacios was slain by SLPD on May 23rd, 2020.

Salt Lake City mayor Erin Mendenhall,
kneels as protestors march past the county building.

Young Americans at Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tensions rising at Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa Oklahoma.

A protestor walking towards the Utah State Capitol building.

1. A family stands outside their home and watches a Pro Trump parade drive by.
Hurricane, UT.
2. Two kids look out the window as they drive by a protest,
Salt Lake City, UT.

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