⚫️⚠️WARNING: Graphic Content-Viewer Discretion advised⚠️⚫️ | HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION | Koreatown | 01.09.2019 | At approximately 10:30pm, LAPD and LAFD responded to a reported shooting at the James Liquor Mart located at Beverly Blvd and St Andrews, near Koreatown. Officials arrived to find a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the chest, not conscious and not breathing. LAFD paramedics immediately began CPR and transported the man in grave condition. The shooter is only described as a short Hispanic male and was last seen fleeing on foot west on Beverly Blvd. Homicide detectives tell us the victim did not appear to be gang related. Per witnesses, the suspect approached the victim outside of the liquor store and began asking a series of hostile questions, when he suddenly began shooting. LAPD West Bureau Homicide is handling the investigation. .
Today on January 19, 1809, the mysterious and legendary Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor and critic. His imagination and storytelling captivated the minds of readers around the world, making him one of the most well-known 19th century authors. Poe is widely credited with inventing detective fiction and evocative short stories. Throughout his career, he published countless masterpieces such as The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher. Like his literary works, his life was shrouded in mystery and tragedy. The blurred lines between fact and fiction have only intensified since his death, helping elevate Poe to his current legendary status.
Poe was born to a family of actors, but was tragically orphaned at a young age. His father abandoned the family when he was only ten years old, and his mother died shortly after. Poe managed to attend the University of Virginia for only one semester, but was forced to leave without any financial support. As a result, he enlisted in the U.S. military for a short period to make ends meet. He eventually married his 13 year old first cousin, however she prematurely died from tuberculosis.
Poe sadly passed away at the young age of forty and it was only fitting that his death was immersed in mystery as well. On the evening of October 3, 1849, Poe was found stumbling the streets of Baltimore in “great distress”. He was rushed to the local hospital and died four days later. Poe was never coherent enough to explain what had happened, and was found wearing someone else's clothes. Several newspapers reported that Poe’s death was caused by a ‘congestion of the brain’, a common euphemism for alcoholism. His hospital records were never found and his death certificate has since gone missing. His last words were said to have been: “Lord help my poor soul.”
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a lovers collab with the lovely @okaypixie who also wrote the text on the second slide !!💜i tried something different by organising the board around the head png and it was fun i dunno?? might try it again sometime<3
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Pablo Picasso - The Tragedy (c. 1903) - National Gallery of Art, Washington, US
Painted by the Spanish Cubist artist Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso (1881-1973).
"The time at which The Tragedy was created is known as Picasso’s “blue period.” At this time he was dealing with the recent suicide of his close friend Carlos Casagemas. “The blue period” was defined by gloomy and depressive subject matter, and an overuse of blue colors. Both of these characteristics are evident in The Tragedy.
The scene in the painting is that of a middle aged man, a woman, and a young boy standing on a shoreline. The scene is dark blue and gloomy which helps to create an overwhelming feeling of sadness evident in the painting. The three of them are position at an angle from the viewer and the woman stands with her back to the viewer. Their body language tells us of stress and depression. Picasso provided little detail to the sky or ocean, both of which are blue. The dark sand also lacks detail and has been mixed with shades of blue. The bodies and clothes of the people are the only detailed parts of the work. This was done to make sure that the viewer knows the importance of the piece is human emotion. The three of them are without shoes, and their clothes are dark in color suggesting that they are wet." (ukessays.com)
HORRIBLE: Sam and Dr. Rima Abbas and their three children died in a fiery crash as they headed home from a holiday trip to Florida when a suspected drunk driver plowed into their car. #sad#tragedy#drinking
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😱 somehow chipped the corner off of poor old Cello Guo (I looked down and saw the corner on the ground yesterday after practicing... it wasn’t Pizza and I don’t remember accidentally hitting it - so weird!) Thankfully taking this 1878 Gand & Bernardel to the Cello Doctor @benningviolins to get fixed up tomorrow! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
I’m not sure who this is for... and man this makes me nervous. But it’s on my heart a lot lately.
Whenever I consider posting these types of things, I hear a whisper, “no one cares...this isn’t helping anyone...your story doesn’t matter.”
But my story from tragedy into triumph is such a reflection of God’s glory and power—so I’m going to try to make an effort to be more vulnerable and expressive.
So it’s about to get real y’all. 😖
🖤Alcoholism, extreme drug addiction, abuse, mental illness, pride, poor communication and stress are all strips of fabric woven deeply into my immediate family’s history; I was raised in a highly dysfunctional family. Both of my parents suffer mental illness so extreme that they have been committed to psychiatric facilities against their will even though they did not threaten to hurt themselves or anyone else (not sure if you are aware of how bad your mental state and delusions have to be in order for this to happen but—it has to be real bad.) Thank God for my amazing art teacher in high school who let me hide in her closet crying on the mornings I couldn’t get it together before school started. If I only knew then that my future husband who would lead me to Christ and show me what a happy, healthy and whole home looks like was the nerd sitting in class down the hall who I made fun of... (let’s be real, I still make fun of him a lot. 😉)
🖤Before God reached in and grabbed my soul, I was so far lost that it took extreme measures to bring me to my knees. I was darkly depraved, selfish, seeking my own desires, addicted to various things, promiscuous, stole what I didn’t want to buy, and lived life with zero guidelines.. I failed out of college and got knocked up at 19 by a 31 year old guy no one knew who disappeared off the face of the earth long before my baby was born (Continued in comments...)
The former New York Central railroad station in Barker, NY, on the Hojack branch, later re-purposed as a public library. Unfortunately, this building burned to the ground last night. 😓😢😭 #tragedy#newyorkcentral#hojack#railroadstation
||| Livre terminé ✅ ||| 💫 - Phèdre est une tragédie, en cinq actes, écrit en vers de Jean Racine. - Un tourbillon de folie amoureuse et de sang, des divinités invisibles, égarent les héros, les jetant dans la fureur...
✨||| Un classique à lire ! 📖 ||| ✨✨ *Ps: Toutefois, il faut savoir prendre ses repères, afin de pouvoir continuer l’histoire, sans s’y perdre. #lecture#jeanracine#phèdre#tragedy#classique#livrepoche@livredepoche