Monday, December 15, 2014

Woman at the Met



My friend Janice took that photo of a woman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last week. She sent me the photo, knowing I might want to post it here. Janice is Jewish and an artist, the the roughness of the cloth, safety-pinned to the back of the woman's coat, and the words "Black Lives Matter," took her breath away. It flashed her back to another time in history, when a group of people were forced to wear cloth armbands with the Star of David in the context of a mass genocide. Janice was very affected by that sign on the back of the woman's coat. She found the quiet statement powerful and suggested we should all wear such signs, this time as a testament to life. 



8 comments:

  1. I find it very interesting that people are making handmade signs for demonstrations.

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  2. I agree with your friend. We should all wear such signs until all lives matter. I will. Thank you.

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  3. Thank you for sharing the picture.

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  4. I find this incredibly moving and encouraging. I am very far away from your city and your troubles, but tonight I battled my exhaustion and went on an anti-neonazi rally in my city. There are scary things happening here. Well, scary to some and I am one of them. And yet, you and me, we are on the same planet. May your fears and mine instill the same dreams and hopes and actions for a better world.

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  5. That's pretty incredible -- so very powerful.

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  6. I agree with your friend and thanks for posting this.

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