Ferry Riders Take Note: Dante’s Inferno is Good Reading During Our Plague

While Bay Area ferry riders wait for scheduled service to finally return, we suggest that you take a look at Dante’s Inferno for some perspective on our plight.

Our boat ride, after all, does not include a voyage through the nine stages of hell (unless, you are planing to attend a reunion of motorcycle outlaws).

This represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.

The Bubonic Plague of the late middle ages was no picnic, and not easily addressed by “social distance.”

We obtained our copy of this masterpiece at Green Apple Books just before it went dark. But any used bookstore near your ferry stop should be able to find one for you.