"We were on holiday here," says Ringo of this photo of him and John, taken sometime around 1966. "And we were having a good time. The four of us always went on holiday together. One time we went to the Spanish Islands. George and I went to Canada once. We were playing Monopoly here, and it looks like I won! I often won."
As I stood front of my favorite Beatle, the only thing I could think of was that his contact lenses looked like they hurt him. He smiled and stuck out his hand and without thinking, I rested my right arm on top of his left while we shook hands! “John, ” I said, “are your contacts bothering you?” “No,” he answered. I got the distinct feeling that not too many people had asked that question. Undaunted I plunged on, “I have them too!” I confided. He leaned closer and stared searchingly into my eyes. “Are yours bothering you?” he said with a straight face. “No.” I stammered and then we both laughed. “They’re good aren’t they?” John said seriously and I could only nod, not trusting my voice. “But your eyes are prettier than mine.” John said and to my dismay unwanted tears rolled down my cheeks. “Hey” John said with a slight laugh. “Don’t cry or they’ll wash away!” I smiled through my tears as I blurted, “John you’re my favorite.” He smiled warmly, gave my hand a final shake and said, “You’re my favorite.” —The Girl Who Got To Meet The Beatles (Datebook Magazine Winter)
More pictures from yesterday’s protests.
Please reblog or read through the posts here - it explains what has been going on between yesterday in today in Venezuela.
As a speedy, general recap: Yesterday (Feb 12, 2014) was Venezuela’s Youth Day. Many university students and others set out to protest (PEACEFULLY) in the streets, to request media to be uncensored, to request action for major issues like widespread shortages in food and basic necessities. The government and government opposition responded violently, leaving 3 dead and many injured.
Venezuela is undergoing a media shut down. There are no media networks of any sort reporting of this in Venezuela- the Government is controlling them. Information is scarce and trickling through Venezuelans posting on social media.
[ NTN24 is ordered to shut down by Conatel (Telecommunications company of Venezuela that handles all of the censorship in media ) ]
NTN24, a Colombian news company that broadcasted internationally available through DirectTV, was the only channel able to broadcast the reality of the situation in Venezuela - the protests, the shootings, not government fluff. It was pulled out of rotation quickly.
Reblog posts about Venezuela, retweet, share on your wall, do whatever you can to ensure that this is not forgotten.