'I close my eyes and try to peer into the future. On my left, I saw days upon days of lipstick and ticking clocks, dirty looks and quiet whisperings. And burning secrets that just won't ever die away. And on my right, what could I picture? The blue sky, the desert earth, stretching out into the eerie infinity. A beautiful never-ending nothing'
I like coffee and day dreaming about scenarios that would never actually happen. I sometimes write. But rarely.
‘Schoolgirls who fell ill after smelling gas at their school receive treatment at a hospital in Takhar province on April 21, 2013. As many as 74 girls fell sick after possible poisoning. There have been numerous substantiated cases of mass poisonings of schoolgirls by elements of Afghanistan’s ultra-conservative society that are opposed to female education’Stringer
Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.
[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]
Standing in the city of Karbala, Iraq, The Shrine of Hussein ibn Ali is one of the oldest mosques in the world. It stands on the grave of Hussein ibn Ali, the second grandson of Muhammad. Every year, millions of pilgrims visit the city to observe Ashura, which marks the anniversary of Hussein ibn Ali’s death
98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well recognized fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living entirely off his monthly state pension of 80 euros and the kindness of others.