They are virtually naked. Their unclothed bodies are blue. Their hair is long, and atop their heads they wear crowns of flowers.
Today is Earth Day. It is about 55 degrees and windy here in front of Union Station, where Ashley and Leeandrea of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have come to demonstrate peacefully in favor of veganism. They have painted their bodies to look like maps of the earth. Ashley has North and South America on her front and, I think, Africa going across the back, while Leeandrea’s torso is emblazoned with what I assume is Eurasia. It is hard to say for sure because I am mostly staring at the pavement.