~Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
~Isaac Babel (“Guy de Maupassant” 1932)
W.B. Yeats (1865–1939). The Wind Among the Reeds. 1899.
Meet 9-year-old Joshua. He recently had to go in for surgery and was so nervous that he brought along his stuffed wolf. The wolf had a tear in its leg, so Joshua asked if his doctor could do a wolf surgery too. His parents said ‘no.’
But when they walked into the recovery room to see their son, they discovered the little wolf laying next to him; this time, with a surgical mask, a little cast, and surgical quality sutures in his leg.
We think the entire surgical staff deserves some serious respect and love for this act of kindness.
Yes they do, their surroundings and their feelings are very much tied together, so they can easily feel the frustration of a situation.
Happy New Year, Tumblr.
A massive 14.5m people were watching BBC One at midnight. But if you missed it, you can watch the London fireworks bringing in 2014 right here…
January 15th 1759: British Museum opens
On this day in 1759, the British Museum was first opened to the public in London. The museum was based on the collections left to the nation by physician and naturalist Sir Hans Sloane who intended for his possessions to be put on public view. Parliament established the British Museum in June 1753. The collection was housed in a 17th century mansion called Montagu House in Bloomsbury. The original items included items from Aztec Mexico, Ancient Egypt and Japan. The most popular items were the Egyptian mummies. The British Museum is still a major attraction in London with its sizeable collection of artefacts from around the world.
255 years ago today
Check out today’s Google Doodle celebrating the Museum!