no. 235

The thing about marches—and protests in particular—is there's a lot to absorb. So many signs. So many chants. So many things that demand your attention. Amidst all of it yesterday in Ann Arbor, was this simple scene: a young girl, perched in a tree, taking in everything beneath her.

For a moment, the rest of my surroundings fell away and she captured my attention. Not because of how loud she was, or how clever she was, but because of how intently she watched. And in that moment, more than any other throughout the day, I was filled with immense hope.

— Kyle Kastranec, Ann Arbor, Michigan