"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Archive for November 10, 2012

Family Movie Night


Open Wound

Asya, 22, Chechen Rebel, 1996

Raped at the age of 14 by a man that entered the family house while she was alone.
Thrown  hurriedly in the car.
Forced to marry him because Chechen traditions allow a man to kidnap the woman he wants to marry, with or without her consent.
Forced after the birth of their child to resist a jealous drunkard and agressive husband.
Forced to escape him by fleeing to her sister in Grozny she decided to become a nurse.
After graduating she met her second husband.
With her angel face she is now a fighting nurse.


100 words

memyselfandela, 2012

Photo :Stanley Greene

Cookie of the day

Bitter Are The Tears Of A Child – Sweeten Them.
Deep Are The Thoughts Of A Child – Quiet Them.

Sharp Is The Grief Of A Child – Take It From Him.
Soft Is The Heart Of A Child – Do Not Harden It.