From the first day of a week-long reduction of #violence , picnicing with this bunch and watching the #sunset on the mountains behind Aino Maina, #kandahar
I hope this frame gets engraved in my memory as an end to #bloodshed and the beginning of a lasting #peace for #afghanistan
A #latergram from #bamian trip, craving some of that dead silence interrupted by the crunchy sound of our steps, knee deep in the fresh snow: "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." Poem by #RobertFrost
i constantly find myself engaging in existential conversations with friends these days, must be an early #midlifecrisis or the start of a new decade #2020 🤷🏻♀️
"Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land"
176 lost lives, hundreds of shattered families, a devasted #diaspora and two scarred nations are the cost of a "human error". #Iran admits to shooting down the #ukrainian plane unintentionally. Shame on us, shame! "Hearing sad stories about home is nothing unusual for Iranian diaspora. We grow up with fear, tension, uncertainty, and conspiracy theories. Many of us migrate for peace, but no matter how far we get, how long we have been away, and how many passports we carry, we still care about the country we call home, even if we are not welcomed there." From an op-ed 'Ukrainian plane, Iranian Brain and Canadian Pain' by Kaveh Madani