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My Darling Buds of May.

'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.

At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.

—Lao Tzu (via girlinlondon)

(Source: purplebuddhaproject, via girlinlondon)

tedbunny:

Samar Hassan

Chris Hondros was an American Pulitzer Prize-nominated war photographer. In 2005, he traveled to Iraq in order to cover the war. On January 18, 2005, Hondros was in Tal Afar when he witnessed a car that failed to stop at a U.S. checkpoint. U.S. Soldiers feared a suicide bomber and opened fire on the car killing both parents and injuring one of their five children. Hondros approached the scene and captured a picture of 5-year-old Samar Hassan splattered in her parent’s blood. After the photo was published, it quickly caused controversy and was spread across the world. Many feel the picture is the most iconic image of the Iraq War, similar to the naked Vietnamese girl screaming and running after a napalm attack. The Iraq War delivered few singular images, partly because it was too dangerous for photographers. The U.S. military also set strict rules for journalists.
In 2011, Samar Hassan looked at the picture for first time and was interviewed by the New York Times Middle East. About the incident she said that her family was in the car because her brother was sick and that they were returning from the hospital. In 2011, Samar was living on the outskirts of Mosul in a two-story house with four other families, mostly relatives. Chris Hondros was quoted about the once in a lifetime photograph: “Almost every soldier in Iraq has been involved in some sort of incident like that or another, I would say. Their attitude about it was grim, but it wasn’t the end of their world.” It was reported on April 20, 2011, that Chris Hondros and photojournalist Tim Hetherington were killed by a mortar attack in Misrata while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war. (x)

tedbunny:

Samar Hassan

Chris Hondros was an American Pulitzer Prize-nominated war photographer. In 2005, he traveled to Iraq in order to cover the war. On January 18, 2005, Hondros was in Tal Afar when he witnessed a car that failed to stop at a U.S. checkpoint. U.S. Soldiers feared a suicide bomber and opened fire on the car killing both parents and injuring one of their five children. Hondros approached the scene and captured a picture of 5-year-old Samar Hassan splattered in her parent’s blood. After the photo was published, it quickly caused controversy and was spread across the world. Many feel the picture is the most iconic image of the Iraq War, similar to the naked Vietnamese girl screaming and running after a napalm attack. The Iraq War delivered few singular images, partly because it was too dangerous for photographers. The U.S. military also set strict rules for journalists.

In 2011, Samar Hassan looked at the picture for first time and was interviewed by the New York Times Middle East. About the incident she said that her family was in the car because her brother was sick and that they were returning from the hospital. In 2011, Samar was living on the outskirts of Mosul in a two-story house with four other families, mostly relatives. Chris Hondros was quoted about the once in a lifetime photograph: “Almost every soldier in Iraq has been involved in some sort of incident like that or another, I would say. Their attitude about it was grim, but it wasn’t the end of their world.” It was reported on April 20, 2011, that Chris Hondros and photojournalist Tim Hetherington were killed by a mortar attack in Misrata while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war. (x)

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FGM

FGM

wandrlust:

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980 — William Eggleston

wandrlust:

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980 — William Eggleston

(via dandelionapril)

You are not accidental. The world needs you. Without you, something will be missing in existence and nobody can replace it.

—Osho  (via arabarabarab)

(Source: yogachocolatelove, via arabarabarab)

deathandmysticism:

Emil Brugsch, Unwrapped mummy of Ramses II, 1889

deathandmysticism:

Emil Brugsch, Unwrapped mummy of Ramses II, 1889

(via glassseyes)

nowinexile:

Palestinian refugee camp. Lebanon, 1972.

nowinexile:

Palestinian refugee camp. Lebanon, 1972.

(via nobodycangiveyoufreedom)

(via iamsahar)

Frankly, our ancestors don’t seem much to brag about. I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars and broken planet. Clearly, they didn’t care about what would happen to the people who came after them.

—most under appreciated quote in Mockingjay (via leftgreatperhapsless)

(via itcouldbeamazing)

Everything is more beautiful
because we’re doomed.
You will never be lovelier than you are now.
We will never be here again.

—Homer, The Iliad (via philo-sofia)

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