Things I’ve Seen, by Patti Smith

A new book of my photos, inspired by my Instagram, is an expanded glimpse of how I navigate this culture. Social media sometimes courts cruelty, reactionary commentary, misinformation, and nationalism, but it can also serve us. It’s in our hands. The hands that compose a message, smooth a child’s hair, pull back the arrow and let it fly. Here are my arrows, aiming for the common heart of things. ♦

This is drawn from “A Book of Days.”

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