but the tragedy is not

Today, as of 12:30 PM CST, marks the 54th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas. The funeral would be held three days later, on John Jr’s third birthday. 🎶…But most of all, I dreamed I forgot the day John Kennedy died. 🎶 -Lou Reed.

5/29/1917 • 11/22/63

Nadaa’s Katherine Featherrose as Melopomene, watercolour gift for @i-restuff to say thank you for losing sleep to reblog duck related information for us. Also to wish her a belated happy birthday. The design I used was based on Katie’s model sheets which were beautifully imagined by @snowballflo here.

A lot is Happening…

Who knew violence

was second hand?

Who saw the evil

inside of them?

Who could commit

the acts they did?

Who would’ve guessed

this could happen here?

Evils not as far

As we hoped

my dear.

The tormented see

The same stars

That we see here.

You can’t always fix

What’s broken

I fear.

Evils not as far

As we hoped

My dear.

Will our hearts mend

what the broken

Took from here?

Some questions only time

Can make clear.

Reasons sometimes

Fail to appear.

Evils not as far

As we hoped

My dear.

We always thought

To be safe while home.

Now safe like peace

Is since long gone.

Through tragedy And despair

They say we must

Move on,

But What replaces tragedy

And despair when their gone?

The people sing,

Evils not as far

As we hoped

My dear

Evils not overseas

It’s in our front lawn.

Tell me does evil bleed

The same as our own?

How do you fight something

That has a mind

Of its own?

What will we stand for

When our strength is gone?

Together we’re strong.

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Meet Mexico’s unlikely hero: a 7 year old labrador named Frida.

Frida is part of the special Canine Search and Rescue Group that works with the Mexican Marine, and prior to yesterday’s earthquake she had saved 52 lives in Honduras, Ecuador, Haiti, and Oaxaca.
She started her training when she was two years old, and she hasn’t stopped making our country proud ever since.

After the 7.1 earthquake that happened on September 19th, Frida was quick to get to work, and she has been able to rescue 12 lives so far, aside from locating the bodies of more than 20 people.

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“Τέτοιες μέρες η Ελλάδα πενθεί.Ντρέπομαι πραγματικά για τους ανθρώπους που δεν νοιάζονται για το τι γίνεται αυτές τις μέρες στην χώρα μας.Ακόμα περισσότερο ντρέπομαι για τους ανθρώπους όπου δεν μιλάνε διότι φοβούνται μην τους κατακρίνουν και τους αποκαλέσουν εθνικιστές αλλά για την Γαλλία ανέβαζαν φωτογραφίες, κείμενα και διάφορα τέτοια για να το παίξουν δήθεν “άνθρωποι”.Η Ελλάδα ζει μια τραγωδία.Ας ξυπνήσουμε και ας κοιτάξουμε γύρω μας το τι συμβαίνει και το τι περνάνε πολλοί συνανθρώποι μας που θα μπορούσε να είναι ο καθένας στην θέση την δική τους.Κουράγιο και συλλυπητήρια στις οικογένειες που ‘χασαν σπίτια περιουσίες και κυρίως αγαπημένα τους πρόσωπα.”



Θερμή παράκληση όποιος μπορεί να βοηθήσει με κάθε τρόπο.Στην Ελευσίνα συγκεντρώνουν τρόφιμα,ρούχα και οτιδήποτε μπορεί να προσφέρει ο καθένας.Σας ευχαριστώ εκ των προτέρων.

gentle reminder

Some people might not see words and posts like this one as important during these times, but words can prompt action and unite us all in solidarity, or give hope to those that don’t have much left. 

My heart goes out to all of those have been affected by all of the recent tragedies all around the world. I know that might not mean much, but please know you’re not alone.

Please, if you can’t help through volunteering, charity, or other means, remember to try to spread positivity and hope to help whoever you can, whenever you can.

Take a deep breath, take care of yourself, take care of others; you’re strong, you can do this. We can do this.