Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time
Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.
That was beautiful
I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.
on a side note: look at how fun classical music can be
dont worry kiddo, when tumblr is telling you youre a piece of shit for existing as who you are, you can just log off and go back to your life of luxury
Hey, guess what! Intersectionality is a thing.
The person in this comic DOES have white, straight and cis privilege. Ne’ll never have to come out to nir parents, ne’ll not really have to worry about being killed or targeted for nir sexuality. BUT!
This person IS oppressed! Yup. Totally is. Nir life is totally a struggle. Because this person is poor (does not have class privilege), This person is not in a secure home. This person is likely verbally abused.
Intersectionality. It’s a thing. Different axis of privilege.
And everyone else? Please let’s not play the oppression Olympics. It’s not a matter of who’s ‘more oppressed’ or shit like that. White privilege? It only applies to the race/ethnicity axis, and says nothing about the rest of your life. Got it? Good.
So natural hair is being targeted by the U.S. Military.
“More than 30% of females serving in the military are of a race other than white. As of 2011, 36% of females in the U.S. stated that they are natural, or refrain from chemically processing their hair. Females with natural hair take strides to style their natural hair in a professional manner when necessary; however, changes to AR 670-1 offer little to no options for females with natural hair. In the proposed changes, unauthorized hairstyles include twists, both flat twists as well as two strand twists; as well as dreadlocks, which are defined as “any matted or locked coils or ropes of hair.” These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent. This policy needs to be reviewed prior to publishing to allow for neat and maintained natural hairstyles.”
There is a petition to reconsider the changes added to AR 670-1 and you can sign here.
Boost please! This shit is garbage!
I wish I could pretend to be surprised by this, but we already know that the military specifically targets black women.
[Image: List of “Female Unauthorized Hairstyles” showing pictures of Black army women in various hairstyles used by women with natural hair.]
Anyone who’s saying that this is all about racism doesn’t know dick about the military, not a huge surprise since this is tumblr. Any of those hairstyles could easily be grabbed and held in a hand to hand combat situation, for one thing. For another, twists, multiple large braids, etc. could make wearing a helmet comfortably and safely difficult.
There are reasons why there are such strict regulations about appearance in the military, reasons which would probably be lost on you speshul snowflakes on this ridiculous website.
i agree with this last thing here, seriously. safety would be the number one concern for anybody in a combat mission. its not a target at one race or culture, its a safety measure. thank god someone said it.
Yo. Former military here. You know what I saw in the military, as a permissible hairstyle?
A two-foot braid coiled into a bun.
Can you grab that in hand-to-hand? Fuck yeah. So, let’s talk about ‘regs’. Regs, or regulations, aren’t for our safety. If they were, women’s regs would be the same as men; short-ass hair, and nothing longer than a quarter of an inch.
Regs are just for ‘looking professional’, That’s it. Is there anything ‘unprofessional’ in the hairstyles pictured? Not that I can see. So, does OP have an actual point? YUP.
it feels like my brain is trying to escape via my eyeballs and my pulse is making my brain vibrate. I’m nauseuos and dizzy and my head is rebelling against everything.
I really hate my doctor right now. I’m going to call her tomorrow and try to get the soonest appointment possible. My brain is angry and I don’t think going to work tomorrow is a good idea.
Not that it helps you AT ALL, but you’re literally going through withdrawals right now. And/or, yeah, you already knew that. You’ll probably get the appointment just in time for the withdrawals to finish, and then you get to re-addict yourself, which is another period of adjustment.
Please give this tiny baby platypus notes. I don’t like seeing the hateful comments directed at me from the Men’s Rights blogs on tumblr so if this baby platypus gets over 36 notes i will be okay and i will see people reblogging this platypus instead of mean things