- 2:30 pm - Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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Lake View Cemetery: The Haserot Angel
It’s called the Angel of Death Victorious. Due to an effect of weathering and erosion on the bronze, the statue appears to be weeping black tears at all times.
- 1:51 am - Thu, Jul 31, 2014
"Concerning The Locomotive"
A lengthy history and future I be,
and hurry a great deal I do,
At times helping some to flee,
Turning curious heads as I go.
For My joints do turn and churn,
certainly drawing much praise
as my fierce fuel burns,
rushing past the soft sheep a’graze.
For your life’s best interest,
please do step away from my path!
As I’ve caused many gentle tears,
some of sorrow, others of joy,
and plenty of fears of my rough gears,
yet I be of the valiant dreams of boys.
And they say farewell,
These sentiments I find most telling,
as I move them through their lives.
And as many booted feet have trodden me,
these old parts still hold steady, I daresay!
For you see, my paths allow no wander
Aside from the hearts of my riders,
of which I find most fonder
than these stubborn metal guides.
My lady, where shall I carry you tonight,
protected through this gentle drizzle?
Pray, with not a gun fight in sight,
I will return you home, candles alight.
- 1:27 am - Thu, Jun 12, 2014
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SO I SMASHED MY IPHONE TODAY but i thought i’d make light of the situation and claim that iron man did it:
WHY ARE YOU GUYS REBLOGGING THIS I DONT UNDERSTAND
- 11:41 pm - Wed, Jun 11, 2014
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For Ibrahim, life was bleak.
Bedbound and paralyzed as the result of a car accident over half a year ago, he had not had a visitor from his family in months and was in desperate need of life-changing surgery that the Saudi Arabian could not afford.
Alone and isolated, there was not too much joy in Ibrahim’s life.
That was until he posted a tweet aimed at encouraging one of the few followers he had to come and visit as he lay paralysed in his bed.
With his tweet he hoped that at least one sympathetic person might hear his call and provide some much craved company for him.
What he did not expect was the social media storm that it would create.
Within one day Ibrahim’s tweet became the most retweeted message in Saudi Arabia’s Twitter history.
The hashtag #VisitIbrahim circulated through social media circles and within just 24 hours it had been retweeted over 200,000 times.
Not only that, but Ibrahim got a lot more than he bargained for when hundreds of people from all over Saudi Arabia came to visit him.
Clutching flowers, pizza and other gifts there were cues of hundreds of people outside the King Khalid University Hospital in the country’s capital Riyadh, all with the aim of meeting Saudi’s latest social media star.
The hospital became so busy that its officials had to put a temporary ban on all of its visitors as the number of people in the building was affecting the work of its staff.
Yet Ibrahim did not only benefit from the tweet in terms of footfall and flowers, so compelled were the Saudi Twitter community by Ibrahim’s story that they contributed financially towards the life-changing surgery Ibrahim dreamed of.
The surgery which would cost $130,000 and involve Ibrahim travelling to Germany was quickly covered by the generous donors from the oil rich middle-eastern country.
Pictures showing visitors posing, talking to and even feeding the paralyzed man were posted on Twitter.
It is now hoped a trip to Germany can be organised soon so that that Ibrahim can get the surgery he is so in need of.
Alhamdulilah 3la ni3mat al islaam
(Source: thebowspring, via gingerthon)