:: A scientist walks through a flock of birds on Michaelmas Cay, Queensland, ca. 1928 / original title by cataloger based on inscription.; In: Album of the
Great Barrier Reef Expedition in the Low Islands region, Queensland,
source: National Library of Australia
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
when we were fifteen years old, i realized i was in love with you. you told me you were in love with me too. i remember i was the first one to say it. i’ve always been the most bold. you were so relieved though. you felt the weight of the world was off your shoulders when i blurted out that night the words “i am in love with you.” you finally felt allowed to love me too. and ever since i said that, i have only grown to love you more and more. we were only fifteen. we did not know what we were doing. we had never experienced those feelings before. but when you love someone, you feel it. no one can ever explain or make you understand it. you just feel it. and we felt it. i did not think much of it before, i mean, i was only fifteen. i did not know what it would lead to. you didn’t either. but we were willing to go on this adventure together and trust each other so much as to put our hearts in each other’s hands. and i am so glad we did.
The Duchess of Cambridge stood with her head bowed at the Cenotaph to lay commemorative paving stones honoring Manchester’s six Victoria Cross recipients as part of the First World War Centenary campaign.