so paying my respects



We went to visit the Columbine Memorial, and it was an emotional experience. I’ve been reading about Columbine for about ten years, and since we were so close, I wanted to go visit and pay my respects. Some of the stories that came out of this horrible point in history has touched me deeply. We should never forget this tragedy, nor the fact that this keeps happening.

Although each and every one of the victims hold a special place in my heart, I will end with a very popular quote by one of them that I try to live by everyday:

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.” - Rachel Joy Scott


“Home” and “Home Again” had a mirror image – the conversation on the bench. It was perfect in the way it was shot. Even her hands are the same! Did you look at that scene beforehand?

Yeah, you’re filming in a hospital intensive care ward, it was over a weekend, and I was like, what am I going to do with this thing? We had a set, and I thought – we could go down there, down the hall, they would want to talk away from everybody. There’s a bench! And I knew what the bench talk meant to fans. And I wanted to pay my respects to Kim Manners, so I pulled it up on Netflix or something, and I just screengrabbed and put it on my phone and went to Joel Ransom (the cinematographer) and to David and Gillian and said we’re doing this!

Glen Morgan,  March 23, 2016


{Hey guys! So today was the Day Of Silence. I participated all day. My school is a bunch of bigoted rednecks so i got some shit as well as some of my friends but they can just piss off lmao. 

But yeah, here is some LGBTQ France pics! I thought they were kind of cool so!

Also, I’d like to pay my respects to everyone who has to be silent everyday. I’m so sorry this world is a horrible place and you can’t be free tone you. You are not alone, I promise. Remember, one day this will all be in the past. You will be free to be who you are once you are out of the situation you’re in. Please hang in there darlings. You’re never alone my lovelies. <3} 

Dear mutuals if I like your post about personal problems:

Hi, hello, I just want you to know I am NOT liking your problems, I am not enjoying your suffering, theres just only so little things I can do to pay my respects apart from sending you positive words through ask. 

This has been a PSA.

Prince Harry’s speech at the British Embassy Bicentenary Reception:


Thank you Ambassador for your hospitality and for being such a great travelling companion these last five days. And thank you all for coming here tonight to celebrate the 200 year partnership between the British and Nepalese people. It is a pleasure to be able to speak to you at the conclusion of my official tour of Nepal to celebrate this milestone.

At the start of this visit I said that I hoped to shine a spotlight on the resilience and resolve of the people of Nepal. Nearly a year on from the earthquakes that took so many lives, I wanted to pay my respects; but also I wanted to show that this country was open for business and has so much to offer.

The people I have met on this journey have made this goal so easy. I met Purushottam Suwal, who is 15 years old. He is the chairperson of the community committee at Byasi camp where 80 families are living after losing their homes in last year’s earthquake. His energy and optimism was inspiring and I was left in no doubt why his community had picked him to lead them through such a difficult time. I would not be surprised if I meet him again on a future visit as Prime Minister. Keep an eye out for him!

I also met Mrs. Mangali Gurung Tamang, an 86 year old Ghurka widow living in the remote village of Leorani. She too had lost her home in the earthquake and had seen her family and community rally around her. She is being supported by the Ghurka Welfare Scheme who are building her a new home.

Yesterday morning I visited the site of a school that was destroyed in Gauda and is now being rebuilt. The community was one of the most vibrant and joyous I have ever had the privilege to meet; there was no sense of defeatism. I saw a lesson in a makeshift classroom and even played a game of volleyball against the backdrop of the Himalayas before being covered in red paint to mark Holi – clearly not your standard day!

What happened in this country a year ago was a tragic disaster. But the people I met showed me that everyone is focused on the work ahead. I am tremendously proud that my country – through the Department for International Development and the generosity of so many people and organisations in the UK – are doing so much to support the Government and people of Nepal in your recovery.

I hope that everyone back home who took an interest in the tour can see that Nepal is a country that you really have to come and visit.

You have to come and see world heritage sites like Patan Durbar Square and be inspired by Nepal’s history.

You have to come to see beautiful wildernesses like Bardia National Park. The work there is an example to the rest of the world of how the conservation battle can be won through the cooperation of communities, park staff and the military. This truly is a success story.

You have to come and walk in the foothills of the Himalayas – watching the sunrise over those majestic mountains is something I will never forget.

But most of all you have to come to meet the people of Nepal. I have rarely in my life felt as welcomed as I have over the last few days. If anything I may have been a bit too welcome! This tika is here to stay!

The people I have met and the beauty of this country make it very hard to leave. Thankfully however, I’m not leaving just yet! I will be spending the next six days in a remote village with a charity called Team Rubicon. The team I’m joining will be working with a community to rebuild a school damaged in the earthquake. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity at the end of my official tour to do my small bit to help this beautiful country.

Thank you all for coming this evening. I can’t wait to see you all again over the years to come.