Monday, December 06, 2010

One Small Mosque

This is the kind of thing you can take in when walking through a town instead of speeding through in your armored SUV or MRAP. There's no way one would really get to see the more than a glance of the guy peeking over the fence, let alone the guy sitting in the courtyard reading a Koran, and definitely not both. Better to have loved and lost and all that, but it was a sad reminder of what the normal way of seeing a country is and how far abstracted from that we are here.

Of course, it's not like I was going to talk politics with these guys anyway. I've all but given up on learning more Dari than "Hello" and "Thank You." And the guys in this picture probably speak Pashto anyway, in which case I'm lucky that "Salaam Aleikum" means "Hello" all over the place.

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