Sunday, November 17, 2013

Angelina Jolie

A woman who inspires me.

Angelina Jolie receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Governors Awards




Friday, November 8, 2013

99 Year old selfie



Above is selfie of 13 year old Grand duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. The selfie is from 1914 and is 99 years old!!

Anastasia wrote to her father about it
Oct.28, 1914, 
”…I took this picture of myself looking at the mirror. It was very hard as my hands were trembling…”


This is beyond exciting for me! Ever since I first saw the movie 'Anastasia' back in 1997 I have always been fascinated with that story. What happened to Anastasia? 
As a little girl, I truly believed that the film was 100% real. It all seemed so romantic. Falling in love and eventually finding her long lost grandmother. Little did I know that the true story was beyond anything like the film. The true story of the Grand duchess Anastasia is anything but romantic. As I got older I began searching for informations about what really happened. What I read made me scared and so sad. Back then Anastasia's dead body had not been found. Some speculated that she actually did escape the Bolsheviks. 

In 1991 scientist found the mass grave of the Romanov family. The problem was, two bodies were missing. It was either Anastasia or her two siblings Alexei and Maria. 
In 2007 the two bodies were finally found. But apparently no one knows if one of the bodies belongs to Anastasia or Maria. 
In 2007 it was finally clear that the bodies belonged to Alexei and Anastasia. 

I encourage you to read more about this. It is very interesting and exciting! I'm sure there are some documentaries you can watch on Youtube as well. I myself am gonna spend my evening watching them.



 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kloka ord

"Sluta sucka! Ut med bröstet! Sträck på ryggen! Bred ut dina axlar och ropa HÄR KOMMER JAG SÅ FLYTTA PÅ ER! Det här är också din värld och du har rätt att ta för dig. Jag var som dig i din ålder men titta på mig nu! Nu är jag som en buffel, jag puttar undan allt och alla som står i vägen för mig! Tänk på vart du kommer ifrån. Dina förfäder. De som satt uppe i bergen med sina gevär och sköt ner fienden! Tänk på din mormor! När hon blev omringad av vildhundar och sparkade ihjäl varenda en av dom! Hon var verkligen orädd. Tänk på henne."
- min morbror


Jag tänker på henne.
Jämt.


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