Monday, November 09, 2009
Benediction for the natives posted by Richard SeymourAuntie's thumbnail sketch of the Mahometan character:
"Despite their fierce reputation, Afghans are mostly gentle, thoughtful people - deeply courteous, with warm humanity that radiates from luminous eyes.
"They are also tolerant and very patient..."
I am only disappointed to note the absence of that imperishable observation, "and from a nearby minaret, the high-pitched wailing of a muezzin calling the faithful to prayer...".