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26

May

All the heroes are dead. And the real heroes are the parents. Dying is a very simple thing. I’ve looked at death and really I know. If I should have died it would have been very easy for me. Quite the easiest thing I ever did. But the people at home do not realize that. They suffer a thousand times more.
Ernest Hemingway’s letter to his parents after being severely wounded in Italy during WWI, from this collection of young Hemingway’s letters.  (via explore-blog)

25

Feb

philphys:

“The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.”
-Woody Allen

philphys:

“The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.”

-Woody Allen

27

Dec

the-seed-of-europe:

A French Soldier caught in the moment of his death by a German photographer at Verdun, 1916.

the-seed-of-europe:

A French Soldier caught in the moment of his death by a German photographer at Verdun, 1916.

23

Dec

the-seed-of-europe:

A French Soldier caught in the moment of his death by a German photographer at Verdun, 1916.

the-seed-of-europe:

A French Soldier caught in the moment of his death by a German photographer at Verdun, 1916.

19

Dec

I personally want to ‘do’ death in the active and not the passive, and to be there to look it in the eye and be doing something when it comes for me.

20

Nov

Death is a distant rumor to the young.
Andy Rooney (via boyaboutown)

11

Sep

thedailyfeed:

thedailywhat:

Serious Ink of the Day: 81-year-old Joy Tomkins of Downham Market, Norfolk, wanted to make sure no one tried to bring her back from the dead, so she did what any normal grandmother of six would do: She had “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on her chest.
“I do not want to be half dead, I want to be fully dead,” said Tomkins, who suffers from arthritis, Reynard’s disease, and diabetes. “I’m afraid the medical profession will, with the best of intentions, keep me alive when I don’t want to be alive.”
Despite her wishes, a General Medical Council spokesman said Tomkins’ ink will likely be ignored. “Mrs Tomkins’ tattoo would not be enough information by itself for a doctor to make this decision on in an emergency.”
The tattoo, of course, is just a backup: Tomkins has a living will that says the exact same thing.
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thedailyfeed:

thedailywhat:

Serious Ink of the Day: 81-year-old Joy Tomkins of Downham Market, Norfolk, wanted to make sure no one tried to bring her back from the dead, so she did what any normal grandmother of six would do: She had “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on her chest.


“I do not want to be half dead, I want to be fully dead,” said Tomkins, who suffers from arthritis, Reynard’s disease, and diabetes.

“I’m afraid the medical profession will, with the best of intentions, keep me alive when I don’t want to be alive.”


Despite her wishes, a General Medical Council spokesman said Tomkins’ ink will likely be ignored.

“Mrs Tomkins’ tattoo would not be enough information by itself for a doctor to make this decision on in an emergency.”


The tattoo, of course, is just a backup: Tomkins has a living will that says the exact same thing.


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(Source: thedailywhat)

10

Sep

I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.
Banksy (via lifeisnotabutton)

(Source: oh-you)

27

Aug

I’m probably one of the most dangerous men in the world if I want to be. But I never wanted to be anything but me. If the judge says death, I am death. I’ve always been dead. Anything you see in me is in you. If you want to see a vicious killer, that’s who you’ll see, do you understand that? If you see me as your brother, that’s what I’ll be. It all depends on how much love you have.
Charles Manson (via wewerewhispers)

23

Aug

WASHINGTON—The capital was riveted this week by the apparent strangling death of a 91-year-old socialite, but not just because the victim’s 47-year-old husband was arrested. It was because her husband—a German claiming to be an Iraqi army general—was known for hosting dozens of the city’s power brokers at outlandish soirées in Georgetown.
Now that is a lede. I, for one, am hooked. The lead players are Viola Drath and her husband, Albrecht Gero Muth, which also sound like the names from some terrible thriller.  (via moorehn)
After you’re born, the only thing you have coming to you is death.
LOUIS C.K. (via inothernews)

09

Aug

It was when my little brother, who was two and a half years younger than I, died at eighteen months. My mother some days later found his footprints in the yard and tried to build something over it to keep the wind from blowing it away. That’s the most powerful image I’ve ever known.
A. R. Ammons (via sleepingtigers)

08

Aug

Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs (via furlac)

(Source: -opus)

05

Aug

28

Jul

How could a woman die a block from the beach, surrounded by her neighbors, and not be found for almost 16 months? How could a woman go missing inside her own home?
St. Pete Times reporter Michael Kruse, in his goosebumpy, razor-sharp story on the remains of Kathryn Norris. (via washingtonpoststyle)