Fox 4 looking over at Mexico. #texas #fox4 #travel #mexico #lastdayintrxas #riogrande (at Rio Grande Valley, TX)

Fox 4 looking over at Mexico. #texas #fox4 #travel #mexico #lastdayintrxas #riogrande (at Rio Grande Valley, TX)

ahetherington:

A note from Sebastian Junger:

I’m writing to let you know that my next film, KORENGAL, is about to come out on May 30th in New York. Tim and I had planned to make a follow-up to Restrepo, but a few weeks after going to the Oscars, Tim was killed in Libya while covering the civil war. I teamed up with our original editor and continued the project anyway. Restrepo was intended to give civilians an idea of what combat feels like; KORENGAL is completely different. It is meant to help soldiers – and civilians - understand the experience of war. How does fear work? What is courage? Why do so many soldiers miss the war? Why is it so hard to come home?
KORENGAL is completely self-financed and self-released. The upside is that no one could tell us how to make our film; the downside is that it is incredibly hard – and expensive – to get an independent film to hit critical mass and go nationwide. But that is exactly what we are going to try to do. If we sell out the Sunshine Theater (Houston and First Avenue) on opening weekend (May 29-June 1), Landmark will take our film nationwide. It will be a real victory for independent film – and for the whole national conversation about war and its aftermath.
In addition, a ticket stub from the film will get you a free beer or house wine at the Half King (23rd Street and Tenth Avenue ) on opening weekend.
Obviously the daytime shows are the hardest to fill, so if you can go to those instead of an evening show, that would be fantastic. Thank you so much for your support. I can’t wait to hear what you think of our film.
Thank you so much for your support. I can’t wait to hear what you think of our film.”
Sebastian 

Go here to purchase tickets…

Can’t wait to see this

ahetherington:

A note from Sebastian Junger:

I’m writing to let you know that my next film, KORENGAL, is about to come out on May 30th in New York. Tim and I had planned to make a follow-up to Restrepo, but a few weeks after going to the Oscars, Tim was killed in Libya while covering the civil war. I teamed up with our original editor and continued the project anyway. Restrepo was intended to give civilians an idea of what combat feels like; KORENGAL is completely different. It is meant to help soldiers – and civilians - understand the experience of war. How does fear work? What is courage? Why do so many soldiers miss the war? Why is it so hard to come home?

KORENGAL is completely self-financed and self-released. The upside is that no one could tell us how to make our film; the downside is that it is incredibly hard – and expensive – to get an independent film to hit critical mass and go nationwide. But that is exactly what we are going to try to do. If we sell out the Sunshine Theater (Houston and First Avenue) on opening weekend (May 29-June 1), Landmark will take our film nationwide. It will be a real victory for independent film – and for the whole national conversation about war and its aftermath.

In addition, a ticket stub from the film will get you a free beer or house wine at the Half King (23rd Street and Tenth Avenue ) on opening weekend.

Obviously the daytime shows are the hardest to fill, so if you can go to those instead of an evening show, that would be fantastic. Thank you so much for your support. I can’t wait to hear what you think of our film.

Thank you so much for your support. I can’t wait to hear what you think of our film.”

Sebastian 

Go here to purchase tickets…

Can’t wait to see this

nprfreshair:

Sebastian Junger tells Terry Gross about the day the late photographer Tim Hetherington started taking pictures of sleeping soldiers while the two were filming Restrepo:

It was a very hot day, boring day. We hadn’t been in a fire fight for at least a week, perhaps more, and the guys were just zoned out. … [S]oldiers kind of sleep as much as they can. One of them said to me, “You know, if you sleep half the time it’s only a six-month deployment,” and so they were sleeping in the middle of the day, sprawled on the ground in their little bunks … and the flies were buzzing around and Tim was scuttling around photographing them. I was like, “Tim, man, what are you doing?” For me it was the ultimate situation where nothing’s going on journalistically and you can just space out and he said, “Don’t you get it? All the photos you see of soldiers, they’re all geared up and they’ve got their weapons and they’re all tough-looking, but when they’re asleep they look like what they really are which are little boys.” And they did: they all looked like they’re about 10-years-old, so vulnerable, you know. And no nation wants to think that their soldiers are vulnerable, but of course they are and Tim saw that.

Nevalla, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008. © Tim Hetherington via the International Center for Photography

nprfreshair:

Sebastian Junger tells Terry Gross about the day the late photographer Tim Hetherington started taking pictures of sleeping soldiers while the two were filming Restrepo:

It was a very hot day, boring day. We hadn’t been in a fire fight for at least a week, perhaps more, and the guys were just zoned out. … [S]oldiers kind of sleep as much as they can. One of them said to me, “You know, if you sleep half the time it’s only a six-month deployment,” and so they were sleeping in the middle of the day, sprawled on the ground in their little bunks … and the flies were buzzing around and Tim was scuttling around photographing them. I was like, “Tim, man, what are you doing?” For me it was the ultimate situation where nothing’s going on journalistically and you can just space out and he said, “Don’t you get it? All the photos you see of soldiers, they’re all geared up and they’ve got their weapons and they’re all tough-looking, but when they’re asleep they look like what they really are which are little boys.” And they did: they all looked like they’re about 10-years-old, so vulnerable, you know. And no nation wants to think that their soldiers are vulnerable, but of course they are and Tim saw that.

Nevalla, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008. © Tim Hetherington via the International Center for Photography

art-of-suffering:

Ueli Steck climbing Lhotse (photo: Jonathan Griffith)

art-of-suffering:

Ueli Steck climbing Lhotse (photo: Jonathan Griffith)

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majorleagueinfidel:

"The Army might screw you and your girlfriend might dump you and the enemy might kill you, but the shared commitment to safeguard one another’s lives is un-negotiable and only deepens with time. The willingness to die for another person is a form of love that even religions fail to inspire, and the experience of it changes a person profoundly."
-Sebastian Junger, War

shiftysketch:

Restrepo

"I remember looking out the little bubble windows on the side, kind of just like this, because I was right next to the window, and I could see when the Chinook had made a hard right turn into the valley. I was like, holy shit.We’re not ready for this.”

So….

I swam topless in the Gulf of Mexico today! ^^ I’m starting to appreciate my body!

mefistos:

view from direttissima, Grande Corno - Gran Sasso

mefistos:

view from direttissima, Grande Corno - Gran Sasso

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Made this one the beach today. My aunt gave me the ‘Carin’ which marks the proper direction of a trail. The beads, bone, and twine are from my moms BF when they went to New Mexico. #necklace #texas #beach #island #thursday #fox4 #dayoff (at South Padre Island Texas)

Made this one the beach today. My aunt gave me the ‘Carin’ which marks the proper direction of a trail. The beads, bone, and twine are from my moms BF when they went to New Mexico. #necklace #texas #beach #island #thursday #fox4 #dayoff (at South Padre Island Texas)

SUMMIT-

Sincerity from the snow that surrounds
Creating peace with each gentle flake 
Fragile
For the unknowing mountaineer
The crunch of each step….
Is on eggshells of peril

Roped in
With Butterflie Knots* also in stomach 
We trek like Frenchmen*

Glaciers to be respected
They are only fair to those who are fair to themselves
Snow bridges* allow passage to the abided

Step 
by 
Step 
by 
Step 

Until-

The Glacier
Made a decision-
*Crack*
I plumit
Into depths 
Of darkness
No self-arrest* can rescue self-injustice

Blinded by the fury of blurred ice
My rope
Lose*
My team
Lost?
My human structure broken

Red on blue
I stumple
My hands smear against the jagged face
Braille 

Through rough ice 
and rock fragments
The face of this crevasse 
Tells me
“Self before summit…
Mountaineering has no patience for facades.” 

…


Uneasy Frostbite hands grasp blades….
Alone
I must
Climb 
I must be self-reliant 
To earn self-worth.

The triangle*
A cycle of reflection
To which 
Acceptance
Integrity
And
Trust
Prevail 
From this peril

Self before summit. Summit before Sherpa. 
Mountaineering- a journey of self love


PHOTO FOUND ON TUMBLR…UNKNOWN AUTHOR

SUMMIT-

Sincerity from the snow that surrounds
Creating peace with each gentle flake
Fragile
For the unknowing mountaineer
The crunch of each step….
Is on eggshells of peril

Roped in
With Butterflie Knots* also in stomach
We trek like Frenchmen*

Glaciers to be respected
They are only fair to those who are fair to themselves
Snow bridges* allow passage to the abided

Step
by
Step
by
Step

Until-

The Glacier
Made a decision-
*Crack*
I plumit
Into depths
Of darkness
No self-arrest* can rescue self-injustice

Blinded by the fury of blurred ice
My rope
Lose*
My team
Lost?
My human structure broken

Red on blue
I stumple
My hands smear against the jagged face
Braille

Through rough ice
and rock fragments
The face of this crevasse
Tells me
“Self before summit…
Mountaineering has no patience for facades.”


Uneasy Frostbite hands grasp blades….
Alone
I must
Climb
I must be self-reliant
To earn self-worth.

The triangle*
A cycle of reflection
To which
Acceptance
Integrity
And
Trust
Prevail
From this peril

Self before summit. Summit before Sherpa.
Mountaineering- a journey of self love


PHOTO FOUND ON TUMBLR…UNKNOWN AUTHOR