My name is a snippet of a half-remembered song

redeactivated:

smile, they say,
as if a smile is
just a vacuum cleaner
that sucks away the
sorrows of the world

smile, they say,
as if a smile is
just baking soda
that unclogs the drain
that had become our lives

smile, they say,
as if a smile is
just a broom
that swipes away the sins
under the bedroom carpet

smile, they say,
and i will, for
how many skulls
have you seen
frowning?

(via mermaidsbite)

There will be a focus on Gaza today because the Israelis “reported” that a rocket was fired from Gaza last night and hit an open field in Israel ….

But there are two things to consider if you see this news - Hamas has denied any knowledge of the rocket and no resistance group has claimed responsibility for the rocket. What has been conveniently overlooked in the media is that there have already been numerous violations of the cease fire by Israel during the last days since the ceasefire went into effect here.

I have been awakened by Israeli gunboats shelling Gaza fishing boats since the ceasefire and they were fishing well within the agreed upon limit of 6 miles …. they were not even half of that distance from shore when they were attacked.

And on a personal note, shots were even fired at me and a guide during my investigative trip to Shujaya during a cease fire … and I was well outside of the Israeli imposed buffer zone - believe me hundreds of yards away from the buffer zone . Nowhere near it.

Maybe if an American had been wounded or killed it would have been a violation that was noted …….. but I doubt it. That violation would have been spun too.

By the way, as an international resident here, I stay miles away from the border ….. but even in a safe area, I was not safe at all.

I did not file a complaint with the US State Department …. perhaps I should have …… frankly, I did not because I felt that it would have been denied by Israel - with the denial supported by my own government .

But the bullets were very real as have many of the more significant violations of the cease fire.

Cease fire obligations have been religiously followed by Gaza so far but they may not be if the Israelis continue to offer provocative acts.

People want peace here in Gaza - that’s what I hear - that’s what I see.

But the continued siege and blockade after a war that just made things worse here in Gaza do very little to keep the peace for either side.

When the walls fall and the borders open, there will be peace.

Denny Cormier Gaza 
17sep 2014 (via momo33me)
“I don’t want to sit around and hope good things will happen. I want to make them happen. I want to be in control of my own destiny.”
— Drew Barrymore (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“I’m beginning to miss you horribly. It’s not yet sorrow or anything tragic, it’s more like some food I’m lacking: I’ve enough just to vegetate, but always with an empty feeling in my stomach and a certain languor — whereas with you I used to be vigorous.”
Simone de Beauvoir, from Letters To Sartre (via violentwavesofemotion)
your words hold

street-heart-posts:

the blue of twilight
set to the stringed symphony
of heartache and rain;

a mountain’s echo
balanced on the precipice
of falling and home.

—T.C. (2014)

(via mermaidsbite)

wantering-blog:

In the Hood
10 comfortable hoodies for him
Layer up for the colder months in this season’s best hooded outwear, including new styles from ASOS, Hudson, ourCaste, Surfside Supply, and more. From zip-ups and drawstring sweatshirts to printed pullovers and cashmere options, shop 10 of the best hoodies from across the web. 
1. Vans Flurry Fleece Hoodie Sweatshirt

2. ourCASTE Duran Hoodie

3. ASOS Hoodie With Printed Hood

4. Hudson Jeans Wrecked Hoodie

5. Carhartt Chase Zip Hoodie

6. ASOS Zip Up Hoodie

7. MARC by MARC JACOBS Leather Hoodie

8. Surfside Supply Quilted Hoodie

9. Vince Breezy Hoodie

10. Vince Colorblock Cashmere Hoody

Which hoodie do you like best?

wantering-blog:

In the Hood

10 comfortable hoodies for him

Layer up for the colder months in this season’s best hooded outwear, including new styles from ASOS, Hudson, ourCaste, Surfside Supply, and more. From zip-ups and drawstring sweatshirts to printed pullovers and cashmere options, shop 10 of the best hoodies from across the web. 

1. Vans Flurry Fleece Hoodie Sweatshirt

2. ourCASTE Duran Hoodie

3. ASOS Hoodie With Printed Hood

4. Hudson Jeans Wrecked Hoodie

5. Carhartt Chase Zip Hoodie

6. ASOS Zip Up Hoodie

7. MARC by MARC JACOBS Leather Hoodie

8. Surfside Supply Quilted Hoodie

9. Vince Breezy Hoodie

10. Vince Colorblock Cashmere Hoody

Which hoodie do you like best?

(via girls-vintage-fashion)

“Tell me about your day, who made you laugh, who laughed at your joke, what made you laugh the most that it made your stomach feel tight and your nose crinkle. What did you eat for lunch and did you enjoy it. What upset you, made you hurt, feel sad. What made you happy, so happy that you smile so big you have to look away because you feel like an idiot from stretching the muscles in your face so much to your perfect smile. Tell me what made your heart stop, and what made it beat again. Who you talked to, and who you can’t stand. Don’t tell me the bullshit, “I had a good day”, I asked how your day went, not a statement of an adjective conjoined with part of the question.”
— (via mind-over-fears)

(via voiceless-point-of-view)


Autumn in New York on We Heart It.

Autumn in New York on We Heart It.

(Source: seasons-of-lov3, via beautynotseen)