Finally finished packing for New York and I am 110% sure I’ve shoved way too much into my bags. I’m leaving the house bright and early at 4:30ish (our bus actually leaves Ottawa at 6AM) so I’ve pretty much written off attempting to sleep any before then.
So I’ve got a face mask on and watching Chamber of Secrets to kill time. Maybe I’ll try to take some clothes out of my main luggage.
I’ll definitely share my stories and pictures when I get home since I’m taking my DSLR with me. If you want to see pictures in semi-real time, feel free to follow me on Instagram: twolumpsofsugar. I’m crazy stoked about NYC being part of my Project 365 :’)
My queue is loaded up so there will be regular activity on here as usual but otherwise, I’ll see you all on the flip side!
Happy long weekend, friends! ♡
Chris Evans photographed by James Dimmock
On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.
Oh my God, yes. Let’s talk about Noor Inayat Khan.
- Wireless operators in France had a life expectancy of six weeks. Noor was actively transmitting for over three times as long.
- While she was in France, every other wireless operator in her network was slowly picked off until she was the last radio link between London and Paris. It was “the most dangerous and important post in France”.
- She was offered a way back to Britain and refused.
- In fact, in her transmissions to London, she once said that she was having the time of her life, and thanked them for giving her the opportunity to do this.
- She was captured by the Gestapo, but never gave up: she made three attempt escapes. One involved asking to take a bath, insisting on being allowed to close the door to preserve her modesty, and then clambering onto the roof of the Gestapo HQ in Paris.
- Her last word before being shot was, “Liberté!”
The term BAMF was coined for such persons.
Her entire life, and her mother’s life as well, are FASCINATING. A Royal, Muslim, Anglo-Indian woman in WWII… Could we have a sweeping FACTUAL movie please. Like now?
Yet another story I would like to read.
You guys! There IS A MOVIE!
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
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Lucien is different, or at least, his egocentricity is different, he hates himself intensely, whereas we do not. hating himself as he does, hating his “human-kindness”, he seeks new vision, a post-human post-intelligence. He wishes more than nietzsche proscribed. he wants more than the next mutation - he wants a post-soul - Jack Kerouac (september, 1944)
August 1st, 2014