During his 5 PM address this evening, Governor Beshear assured Kentuckians that though it’s going to get worse before it gets better, the pandemic won’t last forever. “We know there is an end. We just have to be strong enough to get there,” he promised. Tonight, Jews throughout the world marked the beginning of Passover. Normally, a time for gathering friends and family at one’s home, this year’s seder was different. “The prohibition against gathering is deeply disappointing and counter-intuitive to our values of warmth and hospitality,” Rabbi David Wirtschafter of Lexington’s Temple Adath Israel stated in a recorded message. “But the discipline of social distancing is a sacrifice we must make for the greater good of one another’s health and well-being.” Tonight, the superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools sent an email to parents. “Economic hardship has worsened for many of our neighbors and food insecurity is a reality for many of the families we serve,” he pointed out, before recommitting the public school system to providing free meals to kids. Today, like many other days, Kentuckians relied on each other to make it through. / Also part of May 27 FB post

Lexington in the Time of COVID-19 is an artwork about people practicing social distancing at a time of a deadly virus. And also offering kindness.

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova capture photographs at the periphery of American culture, where drag queens, discarded couches, and abandoned motel signs exist.