Many will read Massoud’s life as the classical hero tale, the military genius who defeated the empires of the day yet lost the war against the great forces of history. The Afghan Che Guevara. Yet I believe Massoud's legacy joins much deeper sources. A secret fountain from which flows waters capable of transcending all barriers: political, social, religious, space, time.
It’s 3am. Cannot sleep. Restless. Slide to unlock. Open the New York Times App. Look for the latest incident. He did it again. He lashed out. Fear. Anger. Outrage. I needed to see this. I needed to check that the madness was still there. Perhaps I need the insanity. It confirms my fears are real. It confirms I am safely on the right side, and that the world needs saving.
Letizia is one of those rare individuals that move at the speed of natural creatures. I have never met someone who demonstrates such love for a place, for her cats, dog, goats, rabbits, chickens, cows and for those strangest of creatures: people. Letizia loves and cares for Life in everything she does.