concept: your hands are in my hair. your mouth is on my neck. your words are touching my tongue. we stay up all night talking and things are how they used to be, before this was all broken and tired and ugly.
concept: you don’t forget me somewhere in the hips of another. you don’t lose me in her mouth, in her bedroom, in her words like sugar - so loving and soft.
concept: i am anyone but me. i am in her body. i have her long hair and sweet smile and i never treat you poorly.
concept: you love me, you love me, you love me.
concept: i don’t love you back. i forget you somewhere in the hips of another. i don’t think of you when i kiss him. i don’t think of you at all.
concept: i remember that when i’m 70, i won’t be thinking of the boy who broke my heart at 17. i remember my heart creates enough energy in one day to drive a truck for 20 miles. i remember that without you, i am still me. and being me is pretty neat.
if you’ve ever wanted your muse to meet an over-zealous groupie who loves literally any album more than herself, then, boy, do i have some news for you !! this gal right here is PAMELA – self - proclaimed queen of groupies. she likes vintage clothes, pretty songs written about her, &, most of all, getting her heart stomped on by famous musicians. – LIKE / REBLOG if you’re totally down for interactions, since that’s what all the cool kids are doing nowadays.
Hey guys…just a thought…if you’re complaining about 13 Reasons Why……or you have no interest in it whatsoever…then you should watch The Get Down…it is also on Netflix…and it has way more representation that 13 Reasons…just sayin……..
Red and Kitty meet in their teens and fall madly in love. They are
separated, though, for fourteen years. Red was called to the Korean war. Kitty tried to please her parents and became engaged to a
young lawyer with social standing. But nothing could come between them,
or so Red hoped. Kitty did return to him, and they spent 49 years in
marital bliss, but not without challenges.
In the end, they faced the
biggest challenge of all. Kitty was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease,
which eventually erased all her memories. Most painful of all was that
she could not remember who Red was.
RULES: make your own aesthetic based on your personality and interests using only images on your device. You cannot browse or download images before you do this.
Lucky for me I have a folder with pictures I find pretty and inspiring. Um, I like art and drawing (the birds are from a quick sketch I made around christmas), I’ve played the violin for like 11 years and I absolutely love nature and flowers.
I’m rewatching That 70’s Show again, and one scene really stuck out to me. When his gay chemistry partner kissed Eric, Eric acted shocked at first but then apologized later and basically accepted his sexuality. It was kind of nice because of how different most shows deal with it
Lily Ben-David gets emotional when she talks about her childhood in Sudan. She still dreams of her school, the courtyard, the balcony and frolicking on the banks of the Blue Nile, even though it has been more than 50 years since she saw any of it.
Sudan’s Jews once made up the smallest Jewish community in the Middle East, a close-knit group of 1,000 people who enjoyed warm relations with their Muslim neighbors. But the establishment of Israel in 1948, followed by a series of Arab-Israeli wars, forced them to flee in the 1960s. Although Israel and Sudan are now bitter enemies, the remnants of that community retain fond memories of the northeast African country.
“If I could get a ticket under an assumed name, I will go, honestly,” the 71-year-old Ben-David, who left Sudan in 1964 and now lives outside Tel Aviv, said with a chuckle.
The history of Sudanese Jews has been largely unknown, even among world Jewry, until now.
Over the last year, Daisy Abboudi, a British researcher and granddaughter of Sudanese Jews, has been working to record the stories of her forefathers. Adding to very few works on Sudanese Jews, she started the website Tales of Jewish Sudan, where she posts extracts of interviews with living members of the community.
The stories, presented in the interviewees’ own words, include the celebration of a Jewish holiday, a Miss Khartoum beauty contest and food recipes. Abboudi, 26, hopes to collect these stories in a book.
The idea came to her during a discussion over dinner with her family on their life in Sudan.
“We should keep these stories, we should preserve them,” she recalled telling her family. “They are all getting old. If someone doesn’t do it now, it’s going to be too late,” she said.
Sudan was home to a few Jewish families in the 19th century during Ottoman rule. An Islamic uprising forced them to convert to Islam. The recapture of Sudan by an Anglo-Egyptian army years later allowed for converts to return to Judaism, though some remained Muslim. The expansion of commerce and the civil service under colonial rule brought some Jewish merchants and administrators from other parts of the Middle East and North Africa.
The community grew to about 1,000 people at its peak, with most living in the big cities of Khartoum, Omdurman, Khartoum North and Wad Madani. Many met regularly at Khartoum’s synagogue or the city’s Jewish Recreational Club.
“We used to go to the synagogue on the Sabbath, celebrate New Year, and if someone was missing, someone would ask,” remembers Regina Cohen, 70, who left Sudan in 1966 and also lives in Israel.
Most had warm relations with the rest of society. David Gabra, 74, used to join his Muslim friends in fasting during Ramadan.
“I used to fast Ramadan with the rest of the Sudanese, 30 days, so I can sit and eat with the rest when the cannon goes off,” marking the end of the fast, he said.
Yehoshoa Ben-David, Lilly’s husband, warmly remembers his time at the University of Khartoum and walking to the nearby soccer stadium to support the “Al-Hilal” team.
But the creation of Israel in 1948 and the Arab-Israeli wars made daily life uncomfortable for many Sudanese Jews. Anti-Israel protests erupted, and rhetoric at times became anti-Jewish, bringing on suspicion, hate and intimidation.
Ben-David, 73, says he remembers when a crowd threw stones at his aunt’s house in downtown Khartoum during the 1956 war. Just after the Six Day War, in 1967, things got even worse.
“They arrested all of the men, and even my mother was called in for questioning in the police station,” said Ben-David, who said he left the country a week before the war.
The nationalization of big businesses in the early 1970s added to doubts about their future. Feeling threatened and uncertain, most Sudanese Jews reluctantly decided to migrate to the United States, Britain, Switzerland or Israel, leaving their homes, shops, friends and wealth behind.
Abboudi, who has interviewed 50 people for her project, summed up their experiences and memories as a mix of nostalgia, sorrow and bitterness.
“It’s a bit bittersweet when they look back because on the one hand it was such an amazing life but on the other, they were effectively forced to leave,” she said.
Robert Kramer, a professor of history at St. Norbert College, Wisconsin, who has written on Sudanese Jews, said he also has noticed the community’s strong sense of identity.
“The thing that really struck me the most about Sudanese Jews is that sense of nostalgia, a lot of them really felt Sudanese,” Kramer said.
Not much remains in Sudan of the Jewish minority: A handful of elderly people, a neglected cemetery, an old optician’s shop sign.
“I still have the taste of the water of the Nile in my mouth,” said Cohen.