Allow us a moment, Tumblr:
Beyond anything else today is about, it’s about taking a second to remember that America is amazing. Really: It’s amazing. Disappointments, BS, and irony aside, this is the longest experiment in DIY, make-it-up-as-you-go country-running in recorded history, and it’s ours to make what we will of it. In one of the foremost countries on earth, we are the ones calling the shots, and sometimes we disappoint the hell out of each other but from time to time we surprise ourselves with greatness.
What’s crazier than that? What’s more amazing?
Do this now: Register to vote. Then tell your friends to register to vote. Make it the last thing you do tonight to celebrate the Fourth. Happy Independence Day.
Lee Bontecou. Untitled, 1980-1998. Welded steel, porcelain, wire mesh, canvas, and wire. 213.4 x 243.8 x 182.9 cm.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Philip Johnson (by exchange) and the Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Bequest Fund, © 2010 Lee Bontecou.
Untitled, 1980-1998. (detail)