rose sellers

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Faris, a Syrian roses seller boy who was killed by an air strike.
So people decided to draw a picture of him upon a building wall in Germany to keep his memory alive.

Set of Three Aphrodite Devotional candles added to my shop!

Set of three Aphrodite Devotional candles perfect for any altar! Not only are these candles perfect for an altar, but they are good for any use!

Aphrodite is the goddess of love, lust and beauty, which is why these pink and purple candles are perfect for devotion to her.

Beautiful Rose Quartz Crystal Heart Gemstones! This is the picture of the puffier kind I’ve got, 10mm thickness. The colors came out well against the background! Any other picture requests? Let me know!

See more at my shop! I’ve got all kinds. Thanks for checking me out! Coupons in the tags!

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Ready to Ship: A Court of Mist and Fury Cross Stitch - ACOMAF - To the Stars Who Listen - Rhysand Quote - Book Lover Gift - Home Decor
READY TO SHIP ITEM: You are purchasing the item in the photo, as is. It will ship in one business day. Show your love of Sarah J Maass A Court of Thorns and Roses series with this popular ACOMAF quote that can be displayed anywhere in your home. It will arrive already in a simple 8 x 10 frame unless specified otherwise. PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE NOTES OF YOUR ORDER IF WANT IT TO BE SHIPPED ON THE HOOP. Pattern by me. Made in a smoke free home.

I’m adopting Fauntleroy and nobody can stop me

  • “Fauntleroy” = excessively well-mannered and elaborately dressed young man
  • Other identity: “Bouquetière” = feminine form of flower seller/flower girl
  • Genderfluid, usually uses they/them unless they feel super strongly in a gender that day
  • Smol and quiet, gets defensive easily, kind of withdrawn around anyone but close friends
  • Might stab you if misgendered, tread lightly
  • Got kicked out of their house before they turned 18; worked on the street before Patron-Minette picked them up and offered them a better gig collecting information
  • Roommates with Glorieux, Brujon, and Bizarro
  • Usually the one who doesn’t get caught and has to bail out the rest of their roommates because the other three are a mess
  • Actually takes bets on which one will get arrested first and for what (safe bet is Brujon on first but for what is a toss-up)
  • Has borrowed everyone’s clothes at least once, often without asking
  • Works a lot of seasonal jobs now, too
  • Favorite seasonal job: feather rose seller at the Renaissance Faire
  • Actually met Jehan at said Faire without either of them realizing the other was associated with Montparnasse, they happened to just click, it was great
  • They meet up for brunch on Sundays
  • Jehan & Faun, it’s cute
  • Fauntleroy bakes a lot, and Jehan has a huge collection of teas, and they trade gossip and recipes
  • Montparnasse trying to introduce Jehan to the whole of PM resulted in a lot more hugs and squealing than originally intended because no one had realized that Jehan and Fauntleroy knew each other, but now they should have seen that happening sooner, they’re so similar
  • Also no one had ever heard Fauntleroy squeal before??? They’re able to make a noise that loud???
  • “Is Faun here? I brought hibiscus tea.”
  • “Is Jehan here? I made scones.”
  • They both get together for witch stuff and seances, and Parnasse is having none of it.
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Fares Al-Khodor Is Dead (And So Is a Piece of My Heart)

Fares Al-Khodor, 12 years old Syrian boy,  left his home in Syria 5 years ago with his family escaping Assad bombs and strikes and went to Lebanon, Beirut.

Fares started to sell roses in Hamra St. west Beirut to help his family. He was not a normal kid; according to everyone knew him.  His trademark gelled-back hair, smart dress and cheery nature made him stand out from the rest of the flower sellers on the streets of Beirut, earning the nickname ‘Hamra’s mascot’ after the area he worked in.

Fares returned to Al-Hasakah, Syria recently and was killed in a coalition air-strike that was carried out there on Thursday. “He died by an American drone missile strike on his village on Syria"; according to a friend of him.

Photographer Zeinoun Naboulsi met him when he and his family first came to Beirut.

‘Everyone loved him because he was so polite,’ he said.

'He wasn’t just roses’ seller, was not a beggar, was not sad or miserable. he sold roses to help his family,he was filled with pride, enough for all of us and he wore the coolest outfits and perfume with gelled-back hair. I spent much of my time down in Hamra, where Fares became my friend.
He attended school and had a dream to become a doctor or a lower or an astronaut like the rest of the kids. He had big dreams.

'I still remember one time at Barbar, a famous Lebanese fast food place, he invited us to dinner when it should be the other way round but he insisted.

‘ He saved money to buy a camera and asked me to teach his how to take photos’

'Youssef his older brother was also a flower seller and taught himself poetry. He would take care of him.’

‘ He wasn’t just roses’ seller, he was a friend and a brother to us … we will always remember him, the king of Hamra street ‘

Artist Yazan Halwani brought his memory all the way to Germany. Halwani, a Lebanese street artist known as “the Banksy of Beirut,” went all the way to Dortmund in order to paint a portrait of Fares.