International Women's Day in Two New York City Photos

I had to be in lower Manhattan this afternoon, so I wandered over to see the newly-installed and sadly temporary statue of a little girl facing off against the bronze bull on Wall Street.

Women surrounded the defiant girl, snapping photos.

Then a real-live little girl in a white down coat with a giant backpack stood next to the statue and asked that her mother take her picture there.

There they were, both posed like superheroes, ready to face down whatever came at them, encircled by grown-up women, the present and future, the real and the unreal together.