4 Responses to “Day 8”

  1. Tita July 21, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    From Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” about his murdered childhood friend in Afghanistan: “The early afternoon sun sparkled on the water where dozens of miniature boats sailed, propelled by a crisp breeze. Then I glanced up and saw a pair of kites, red with long blue tails, soaring in the sky. They danced high above the trees on the west end of the park, over the windmills, floating like a pair of eyes looking down on San Francisco, the city I now call home. And suddenly Hanan’s voice whispered in my head: “For you, a thousand times over.”

  2. Jorge Vismara July 21, 2010 at 5:53 am #

    yes… you are right:
    “Afghan led initiatives might seem like these little kites compared to helicopters, but I prefer seeing the sky covered in kites.”

    love you…!

  3. Cal Ward Jr. July 21, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    When you can use the words “Petraeus” and Inshallah” in the same paragraph, I know you have found a personal creative grooviness in the time you have been there.
    Just hope you can record the final performance and bring it back. Priceless, priceless footage I’d love to see.
    Wasn’t kidding about the play I had in mind. Lots of acrobatics and rigging.
    (Helicopters and Kites? Hmmm.) Would need the perspective of your experience and some congressional testimony to round it out.

    You even sound so changed. How changed are you?

    • tess irani July 21, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

      Hi Cal,
      This is Kayhan’s mom, Tess. Every experience morphs us… sometimes for the better….. sometimes….??? As you know, Kay is a chameleon… in a good sense. She adapts & soaks up all of life’s experiences that then become some part of her. She sure has had some experiences……

      I have read your comments & have smiled to myself. Yep, she’s a unique kid & am blessed to have her

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