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Window to the Soul

Details taken from: Frida Kahlo’s ‘Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird’ (1940), Ford Madox Brown’s ‘The Irish Girl’ (1860), Pablo Picasso’s sketch of Francoise Gilot (approx. 1946), Paul Cezanne’s ‘Le paysan’/‘Peasant’ (1891), Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ (1665), Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait (1889), Henri Matisse’s ‘Self-Portrait in a Striped Shirt’ (1906), Laura Knight’s sketch of Elizabeth II (1950), Francis Bacon’s Self-Portrait (1969), Lucian Freud’s ‘Head of a Girl’ (1976), Fayum Mommy Portrait (1st-3rd C.), Elizabeth Catlett’s Untitled Portrait (approx.1947).

Happy weed day, everybody.

Originally posted by cartoonsondrugs

It’s 4/20 in my time zone. And this is not a meme.

While I don’t partake anymore (and haven’t done so for a long long time), I’m all for taking symbols and historical dates away from Nazis.

So let’s celebrate other stuff (or weed, if you’re so inclined).

For example:

Originally posted by rarelyupforair

Happy birthday, George Takei! Legendary Star Trek cast member, outspoken activist and all around awesome person. And happy birthday to Jessica Lange and Luther Vandross, too!

On this day in 1871, Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1871, enabling him to suspend the writ of habeas corpus in order to combat the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacy organizations.

The first historical record of Moscow is dated this day in 1147.

In 1964 the Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts.

Francis Drake is knighted for his circumnavigation of the world on this day in 1581.

In 1960 France grants independence to the Mali Federation (Senegal and French Sudan), which leads to 4/20 being Independence day in Senegal.

It’s also a holiday in Angola, the Day of Peace and Reconciliation, celebrating the end of the Angolan Cilvil War.

And these are just a small sample of the good things to happen today. Don’t let Nazis make this day about Hitler and themselves. Take it back and keep it for good.