To all my Tumblr friends and lovers, I had the wonderful fortune of visiting Cluj-Napoca,
in Summer 2012 and I met a lovely talented young lady, Alina Ingrid Bagarean, an amazing singer.
She’s in a music competition and I ask pretty please, on my knees, that you check out her song, an awesome cover of Shakira’s She Wolf. She’s 2nd on the list of artists, and then PLEASE VOTE by clicking on her name on the bottom of the page (she’s 2nd on that list too).
“während ich doch kein größeres Glück für mich weiß, als bei dir zu sein, immerfort, ohne Unterbrechung, ohne Ende, während ich doch davon träume, daß hier auf der Erde kein ruhiger Platz für unsere Liebe ist, nicht im Dorf und nicht anderswo, und ich mir deshalb ein Grab vorstelle, tief und eng; dort halten wir uns umarmt wie mit Zangen, ich verberge mein Gesicht an dir, du deines an mir, und niemand wird uns jemals mehr sehen.”—Franz Kafka, Das Schoss, Kapitel 13
“Obesity continues to be one of the nation’s leading public health problems – health officials call it a longstanding epidemic. A third of U.S. children and teens and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight.”—Mike Stobbe - Associated Press Aug. 6, 2013
She was still fixing she was still arranging her hair and she warned me not to shoot but I took it anyway and she stopped her fixing and stopped arranging her hair and glared at me, she asked if I ever listen.
And I joked and answered:
"I’m listening now.”
But she wasn’t joking and she wasn’t laughing she told me to just shoot
And I asked “Are you ready yet?”
And she smiled: “I am now.”
So I shot her like I’d done so many times but didn’t look at the screen when it was over because I already knew
I already knew she wouldn’t be there if I looked again.
“What’s so hard about that first sentence is that you’re stuck with it. Everything else is going to flow out of that sentence. And by the time you’ve laid down the first two sentences, your options are all gone.”—Joan Didion (via theparisreview)
WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised the stakes of her quest to find out why a single Wall Street bank has not been prosecuted in the aftermath of the financial crisis Tuesday, sending a letter to the heads of three federal agencies. Warren, a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs asked Attorney General Eric Holder, current Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke whether they had done any cost-benefit research into prosecuting a bank versus settling with one, which is equivalent to a slap on the wrist for a profitable financial institution.