An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961.
From what is known, the photograph was taken the day the emerging Wall was put up in August 1961 and the boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire. Near the exact time this photo was taken, it was said that the soldier was seen by his superior officer who immediately detached the soldier from his unit.
Concerning the fate of the soldier, most descriptions that come with photograph say that “no one knows what became of him.”
I hate that feeling. The feeling when you’re sad but you have no idea why. You just are. And in your mind, you’re thinking of all the bad things in your life and apply it to your emotions, making you even more sad. Then people ask you what’s wrong and you have nothing to say. You end up sitting there, quiet, while it seems as if everyone, but you, is happy.
Well, it’s really great when you can predict exactly how people will act and react. I’m never surprised anymore… But then again I can’t do everything right so if I’m a bad texter (which I know I am… terrible actually) and that’s the most of my problems I think I’m doing just fine. Wouldn’t you agree?
“Sometimes you just have to be completely broken, that place where there’s no where but up - to remember how to put yourself back together. To realize that you can move forward, and onto better things.”
- (via dailyreasontobehappy)
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Carl W. Buechner (via randominternet)