April 14, 2013
The Plague originated from China and spread to Europe, along trade routes, in 1347, resulting in a 4 year outbreak that killed off almost a third of the continent. After reading countless articles of the scientific effects of the Plague, and how it comes in 3 main forms: bubonic, pneumonic, septicemic, I became interested in imagining day to day life. According to a medieval allegory, the atmosphere brought on a sense of living in the moment, and I wonder about the stories, both told and untold that relate to this. Sheer luck alone is why I'm living now, not then.