my heart. it has exploded.
The dashing Lawrence of Arabia learned everything he knew from Gertrude Bell. She first got bitten by the travel bug when she went to Persia to visit an uncle (he was an ambassador there). Over the next thirty years, she would prove an invaluable asset to the British Empire in Arabia and a loyal ally to the new nation of Iraq. Previously, during World War I, the British Army had hired her to lead soldiers across the deserts. When the Allies won the war and Ottoman Empire fell, Bell was asked to take charge of the political situation in the area, since she was the most physically familiar with it and was widely respected by the desert nomadic tribes. Bell was closely involved in the Iraqi administration and advised the newly crowned King Faisal on everything from cabinet appointments to flag design (she even sketched the borders of the new country on a paper napkin at tea). She was also deeply committed to preserving Iraqi cultural history and founded the Baghdad Archaeological Museum (later the Iraqi Museum).
Gertrude Bell: From Her Personal Papers 1914-1926
Gertrude Bell: The Arabian Diaries, 1913-1914 edited by Rosemary O’Brien
Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell
THAT LITTLE GIRL IS GOING TO COME INTO THE WORLD IN A STREAM OF HEAVENLY LIGHT ON A CLOUD ACCOMPANIED BY A CHOIR OF ANGELS ANNOUNCING HER ARRIVAL
Genevieve and her sister Sarah
But I don’t want to.
Fresh lil daith with a blue titanium heart. #fresh #daith #piercings #piercingsbyangie #appmember #safepiercing #implantgrade #enigma #leroi (at Enigma Professional Piercing)
It would be really nice if you were ever here. Kinda sucks when you have a question and the RA is nowhere to be found to answer it.
Like - will you sign off on our dorm so we can move out?
And what do we do with the mountain of Tupperware and misc. bullshit that Dipshit left when she moved out?