Bringing Home the Bacon in Covid-19 Times // Rapporter le bacon à la maison en temps de Covid-19 © Chant
In challenging times, human activities continue almost as usual. How to override the necessity to sustain ourselves? It is not possible. And so we go about, masked, to ensure our families eat well and that we do well, as much as can be.
A man thus was stopping by a market to run his errands
Butchers were chopping meat in the darkness of winter...
A street photographer was passing by
She then discovers the incarnation of prehistoric man bringing home the bacon - formerly his catch to the depths of a cave
In 2020 he's masked in red - the color of life for the Chinese and butchers alike who adorn their stalls with pomegranate trimmings to make the meat cuts look good and appetizing.
Tomorrow his face will be his own, but now is half-hidden to fight off Covid-19
(The fight for survival continues - it is the most ancient human story)
He is the unvoluntary symbol of an archetype
that of the universal breadwinner, the provider of the family
We can all agree that it is always a good idea to prepare a roast in trying times
Let the smell of grilled bacon, sausages and hamburgers perfume our home
For it smells of hearth and family in a warm house
Sizzling fat never tasted so good