"They say that if God loves you, He will let you live a long life, but I wish that He loved me a little less. I wish that I didn’t live long enough to see my country in ruins."
-Ahmad, a 102 year old Syrian refugee.
photo: UNHCR, A. McConnell
Via Green Renaissance on Facebook:
“In the early spring shepherds drive huge flocks of livestock, here sheep, mules, donkeys, and goats from the Pre-Alpine hills to the plains of Lombardy, for grazing. The newborn lambs are carried in a custom made side saddle by the donkeys, and returned to their mothers at rest time.”
(hat-tip to ArtisanGeek for sharing the link)
That is the cutest fucking thing I’ve ever seen. Kittens can go the fuck home!
First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.
this is the most important thing right now.
5 year old shows off her Muay Thai Combos
I am a cathedral of deadbolts
and I’d rather burn myself down
than change the locks.- Rachel McKibbens, “Letter From My Brain To My Heart” (via feellng)
While the world has focused its attention on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, there’s another student movement gaining steam on the other side of the world.
The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero state, where the disappearance of 43 student teachers on the night of Sept. 26 has sparked outrage amid allegations of collaboration between local police and organized crime.