Sunday, January 21, 2007

One afternoon in Herat

13 comments:

Lacithecat said...

Frida!

Well I am back! Exhausted and going to bed very very very shortly. I have been catching up with your blog.

I am so sorry. I think its hard to care about people and do the work that you do without a black dog. Ah .... but that blessed dog - when it creeps up slowly - eats away at identities and values and hopes. Simple things become confusing or overwelming. You start questioning yourself in the process.

At least that is my experience.

But comiserating won't do you any good. Its hole and you have to and WILL climb back up. I do think a bit part of it is the job and all that it entails. You have to remember that you are what is important at this stage and do whatever you need to do to take of yourself - first and foremost. Otherwise you will struggle to take care of others and feel that you are letting youself down.

You know, I don't really know you and I realize while writing this - that I am presuming so much (too much perhaps). My heart goes out to you.

Sigh ... I wish I could give you a hug right now ... so I am sending one through cyberspace.

(((((hug)))))

K-Oh said...

I missed the black dog, but these photos are wonderful. How can the sky be that blue?

Paris Parfait said...

Such terrific - and unexpected - photos! I especially like the last one and its message of peace. Thank you!

AnnieElf said...

I loved seeing all the color in the town.

Regina Clare Jane said...

Wow- who knew?!
That bread looks so yummy!

Mardougrrl said...

I loved how the world is suffused with color. Gorgeous!

And wow...thank you so much for picking me as your blog of the week! I'm really honored. :-D

[a} said...

Awesome finds...the dove-globe..
the bread...bike..
everything!!

You have a good eye for everyday art, dude.

xoxo

Alexandra G said...

I'm so glad you posted these! Little snippets of everyday things you see? It ocurred to me catching up on your posts that you know more about Afghanistan than the president of my own country! Something seems wrong with that, very wrong!

Susannah said...

my love, these are glorious! i especially love your shadow on the purple dinosaur :-) it looks like you visited the Land Of Colour at the top of the Faraway tree this weekend - this is a good sign xxoo

megg said...

I've been away for awhile and finally am back - I followed you here from your comment on my blog (okay, a LOT late!) and I was overwhelmed by the beauty and the images in your photographs. I have read your tribute to your friend too - and look forward to reading more of your back posts. Yours is a world that I cannot imagine. I am so glad that you are sharing on here so that I can!! I'm so glad to meet you!

susanna said...

Great photos, Frida! I find your images and stories so interesting. Aside from the buffet sign (open for four hours in total?), I would never imagined them to be from Afghanistan. They could be from New York! Is the bottom photo of the globe with doves a recent creation?

Laini Taylor said...

Wonderful pictures! And how I envy you that bread. It looks divine. On my computer desktop I have a picture of my husband and me at our favorite Indian restaurant, so I constantly have to glimpse a tantalizing platter full of naan. Ooh, I'm getting hungry! (also, left you a belated comment below.)

Unity said...

lovely pictures of the beautiful Herat. Last time i was in herat was in 2003 for collecting interviews for a radio feature for my job with the BBC in Afghanistan.