There are these two young fishes swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fishes swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”

— David Foster Wallace‘s 2005 commencement speech to the graduating class at Kenyon College

I took these photos on January 1st, 2020. They have just been exported in jpeg by my assistant Giovanni. I was amazed by the number of cellphones up in the air.