You love the boy
who refuses to love you back.
The one who spends his affections
on girls whose fingerprints
cover his skin like armor
as he guards himself from you.
Because he’s listened to the warnings
and he knows that you’ll devour him with
your breakfast cereal and spit him out
once you’ve had too much to drink.
You never saw this coming —
a boy too smart for you to
sink your teeth into,
a boy who noticed every
red light that glowed from
within your skin.
And goddamn, if you don’t
love him all the more for it.
During WWII, Irena Sendler, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.
Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.
Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.
The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.
Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, in a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the families.
Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.Later another politician, Barack Obama, won for his work as a community organizer for ACORN.
In MEMORIAL - 65 YEARS LATER
This project is a mixing the beauty of natures: human, animal and herbage.
Clip from ‘The Courtship of the Sun and the Moon’ by Georges Melies (1907) set to Serge Gainsbourg
The only existing film images of Anne Frank have been loaded on to YouTube by Amsterdam museum the Anne Frank House.
The footage, from 1941, is the only time Anne has been captured on film. The 20-second footage uploaded to the museum’s recently launched Anne Frank Channel shows Anne’s neighbour on her wedding day. A 13-year-old Anne is seen nine seconds into the video, leaning out of a second-floor window to get a better look at the bride and groom. At the time of the wedding the bride-to-be lived at No 37 Merwedeplein, next door to the Franks at No 39.
The scene was filmed on 22 July 1941, just under a year before the Frank family went into hiding above the family business. (via)