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Notes from Kabul

Notes from Kabul

Carolyn Coe

They have descended from homes built on the mountainside. Women sit together in the cemetery not to mourn but to wait for the duvet distribution to begin. When I approach them, each woman extends a hand in greeting. Some have the needed small stamped pieces of paper to receive two duvets but most don’t. One of the women tells me about the pain in her chest, her legs. She talks about the war. I listen to all the manifestations of her suffering. I understand only a handful of words but as she clasps my hand, I know she wants my help in receiving a pair of duvets, too.


Thank you for the article. Those things are not covered by the corporate news.


What Cloudchopper said. A beautiful story, even in its sadness. May you all thrive in this new year.

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