memorial day sayings

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“…don’t ever change.”
“I don’t exist…in anyone’s heart.”
“…what would it take for me to be like you?”

Loved, but lonely on an island in the sea.

I know how you feel when you’re alone, lying on your bed, looking at your phone as if it’s meant to bring you peace from all the demons tugging at your head. You ask yourself; who in the hell will love me? And you should always remember no one will, unless you love yourself.
—  Talking to the moon

sometimes I remember when a gay guy I used to be friends with once told me and a friend (me being a closeted lesbian and my friend being a closeted trans man at that time, both of us mentally ill and being abused by our partners)– in response to us confessing our feelings of hopelessness relating to how we were treated/perceived in a gendered and sexuality sense–  that lesbians must have the least happy relationships because all women hate themselves

and I just wanna say that idk if that’s a common thing to say in any other young people’s LGBT spaces but that was super fucked up, and a lot of the time what cis men are interpreting as women hating themselves is really trans folks and non-straight women and women who are abuse survivors and mentally ill women reacting to the material reality of their lives. 

and if you’ve worried that there’s something inherent in you that damns you to unhappiness– just know that it’s literally not you as a person, it’s issues you’re struggling with. Transphobia, lesbophobia, abuse, and mental illness are fucking depressing– of course you feel depressed. But the thing with that is, finding supportive folks makes you feel better, so having meaningful relationships with other women (if you’re a wlw) or other trans folks (if you’re trans) or other survivors– those things don’t exacerbate your sadness, they help alleviate it and help you cope with it. 

I don’t want anybody to have their sense of hopelessness reinforced by people around them. 

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And from all the smiles I’ve seen yours are the ones I crave for the most

“Our lives pass by so quickly that we don’t realize that there are so many precious moments to catch in [life]. In our daily life let’s record each and every moment and turn them into our memories. Let’s talk together, laugh together, sing together. That moment we share together unknowingly has already become special in our hearts. One month, you and I, the time we spent together, when we remember about this, it will be an amazing memory to us. That memory to you, I hope it will become your special daily life” - Taeyeon to her fans

#Happy28thTaeyeonDay

This Frame (Chapter 17)

So for this spooky looking cap right here, the translation I’ve been seeing on Instagram and Tumblr is “You’re not wanted there.” 

But that’s not what I’m getting from translation sites~

Here’s the text in Korean: 기념 일의 주인공은 너니까 너가 없으면 안 돼.

From Google Translate, I’m getting: The main character of the memorial day is you, so you should not be there.

Breaking this down via translate, the first two words say “Memorial day,” and alternative translations I’m getting are “Memorial” and “Commemoration.” The next phrase is “The main character,” followed by “You.” The last part is something along the lines of “You should not be there.” 

Now, all I know about Korean is how to type it, but the two things that seem certain is that he’s saying Bum is going to be the main character in whatever’s about to happen, and he’s calling it some sort of memorial/commemoration.

From this and what we’ve seen of Sangwoo in the past, I have to think that it’s going to go as other people have been speculating. Bum’s going to have to kill Jieun??

'Happy' Memorial Day?

You’re not supposed to celebrate Memorial Day, you’re supposed to observe it. It is a day to pay respect to and memorialize our service men and women who have died, not party it up. Sure, gather with family, cook out, shoot off fireworks, they fought for us to be able to do that, but don’t forget the real reason you’re off of work or school on Monday (Unless you work) - to remember and reflect. There shouldn’t be sales or parties, but gatherings and community. If you wouldn’t do it to mark the anniversary of 11 September 2001, you probably shouldn’t do it on Memorial Day. So let’s stop saying ‘Happy Memorial Day!’ and instead wish each other peace and safety, and we can celebrate our asses off for good ol’ ‘Murica another day, perhaps the 4th of July? Have a safe Memorial Day weekend, thank you to all of those who serve and have served this country honourably, and may those who gave the ultimate sacrifice rest peacefully. Godspeed.

Originally posted by fatgirlgetsfitatlast

"When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out"

Auschwitz-Birkenau
Belzec
Bergen-Belsen
Buchenwald
Chelmno
Dachau
Ebensee
Flossenbürg
Gross-Rosen
Janowska
Kaiserwald
Majdanek
Mauthausen-Gusen
Natzweiler-Struthof
Neuengamme Nordhausen (Dora-Mittelbau)
Sachsenhausen (Oranienburg)
Plaszow
Ravensbrück
Sobibor
Stutthof
Terezin (Theresienstadt)
Treblinka
Westerbork

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
… Reverend Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller (14 January 1892 – 6 March 1984)

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2017
Do not say it can never happen again. It can.
Do not say it can never happen here. It can.
Do not say nobody cares any more. We do.


Please share this to remind others: we must never let this happen again.

More awkward Fitness class interations

“Oh how was your Memorial Day?” they say with fake niceness.

“Oh it was good, I ate too many cupcakes!” I say with a smile on my face.

“Did you make them or someone else?”

I laugh and say, “Oh I did! I put a lot of work into  them. They were actually for a Harry Potter Party for my Niece and were Sorting Hats. When you bit into them, you got a different color!”

Originally posted by plumkat


I get a fake smile and a nod, “oh… that sounds fun”

“Do you know much of Harry Potter?” I ask to try to smooth it out.

“Oh… No. I don’t.”

“At the beginning of the series, a magical hat puts the kids into certain ‘houses’ that reflect their personalities so they have like minded friends and peers to interact with. So the cupcakes were a nod to that selection process in a fun and tasty way.”

“Oh that sounds fun….”

Originally posted by secretly-a-wizard

This was a different one than the last one! UGHHhhh bible belt. They don’t even know Harry Potter around here? Whyyyy…. Ugh this is also the area where they wouldn’t let kids read it because they feared it’d turn them toward practicing witchcraft! 


Why do I try to socialize at these fitness classes. I just try to make idle conversation