Lauren takes the citadel of a spriraling park sculpture that captures her fancy in our Charlestown trek to Boston this morning (left), and
JohnSamuel (thanks to Matt of Martini Pundit for the correction) Adams sculpture holds forth with the Custom House in the background at Quincy Market
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
--John Adams (1735-1826), cousin of Samuel
Lauren's looking at colleges now and has her photographic eye on the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Fun talking to her today during our Freedom Trail trek re what to look for. Ever-changing light effects . . . framing something obvious with something unexpected . . . The future beckons, and she is full of the promise of John Adams's vision.