Dormido. 😴✏️ (at Old San Juan)
A stroll before class. 😊 (at Castillo San Felipe Del Morro)
"The feel of them (books) and the smell of them. A bookshop was like an Aladdin’s cave for me. Entire worlds and lives can be found just behind that glossy cover. All you had to do was look."
"I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself."
"All forms of beauty, like all possible phenomena, contain an element of the eternal and an element of the transitory – of the absolute and of the particular. Absolute and eternal beauty does not exist, or rather it is only an abstraction creamed from the general surface of different beauties. The particular element in each manifestation comes from the emotions: and just as we have our own particular emotions, so we have our own beauty."
The United States may be finished dropping bombs on Iraq, but Iraqi bodies will be dealing with the consequences for generations to come in the form of birth defects, mysterious illnesses and skyrocketing cancer rates.
Al Jazeera’s Dahr Jamail reports
that contamination from U.S. weapons, particularly Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions, has led to an Iraqi health crisis of epic proportions. “[C]hildren being born with two heads, children born with only one eye, multiple tumours, disfiguring facial and body deformities, and complex nervous system problems,” are just some of the congenital birth defects being linked
to military-related pollution.
In certain Iraqi cities, the health consequences are significantly worse
than those seen in the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of WWII.
The highest rates are in the city of Fallujah, which underwent two massive US bombing campaigns in 2004. Though the U.S. initially denied it, officials later admitted
using white phosphorous. In addition, U.S. and British forces unleashed an estimated 2,000 tons
of depleted uranium ammunitions in populated Iraqi cities in 2003.
DU, a chemically toxic heavy metal produced in nuclear waste, is used in weapons due to its ability to pierce through armor. That’s why the US and UK were among a handful of nations (France and Israel) who in December refused to sign
an international agreement to limit its use, insisting DU is not harmful, science be damned. Meanwhile, the Pentagon’s refusal
to release details about where DU munitions were fired has made it difficult to clean up.
If you’re pro-military-interventionism, you need to sit the fuck down right now and read this.
Amor en el Acuario de Rafael Acevedo 😊 (at Teatro Victoria Espinosa)
Whilst waiting for company. 💕 (at Libros AC Librería, Barra & Bistro)
Estrenando Gym. 💪😊👍 (at Planet Fitness)
Un amor sin hogar. 😩💔 (at Metro Urbano (Toa Baja))