Afghan Women’s Writing Project | A Little Wind

In the darkness of sorrows

Alone on a long road of thought

I search for brightness for minds

Twinkling peace for souls

The right things in wrong

Wrong things for a reason.

The coals are not fully burnt

They embers still have some light.

A little wind can demolish it

Or make it even stronger.

We can keep the light,

if we try.

By Basbibi

via Afghan Women’s Writing Project | A Little Wind.

Through the Eye of the Needle

If there is one thing that motivates Cubans and leads them to make fatal decisions it is the prospect of travel, whether it be to “escape” the island or simply to visit other countries, often without regard for the means or the cost.

I am one of those people who likes to do things in due course and without forcing an issue, especially when it involves getting on a plane or having surgery. In the last two instances I make all the arrangements and take all the precautions that I can, but I realize the final result is in God’s hands.

It has been seven years since I have been able to visit my sons and granddaughters. I last saw the two youngest when one two years old and the other was two months old. On that occasion acquiring the necessary travel documents was complicated in the extreme and the…

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