Happy weekend, friends.
I love this photo by Arthur Stieglitz, taken in 1907 on a boat en route from New York to Germany. Titled The Steerage, it is hailed as one of the greatest photographs of all time, due to its subject matter, documentary focus, and geometric composition.
What I like most about the photo is the possibility it presents. Stieglitz captured a moment—he took only one photo of the scene—of people in transition. Who are these travelers? Are they going home? Are they emigrating to Europe, or had they been turned away from entering the United States? What lies ahead for them?
Art provides these openings in our lives: to see new paths and new ways through the world, to provide connection, or to find possibility. Now, more than ever, when so much is uncertain in our world, we need to find space for celebrating art and the artists.
As we approach the weekend, I’m sharing writing I’ve found during my journey around the Internet this week. I share this selection in the hopes it sends you off inspired and aware.
First, for the resistance…
—One man’s story to get his family back into the United States ahead of Trump’s travel ban
—This 1939 sit-in is a lesson for 2017
Second, for the parents…
—Want to raise empowered girls? Start in middle school.
—Do you agree with this list of ways to raise independent kids?
—I loved seeing my go-to question (who did you sit with at lunch?) on this list
Third, for everyone who care about the environment (which should be all of us)…
And, let’s end with some fun…
—How Parisian women really eat (hint: no daily chocolate croissants)
Wishing you a weekend filled with new pathways and unexpected moments,