So Far From Home
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So Far From Home

I Want to Go Home.

Tocantins, Brazil. All rights © Vald Tchompalov; Edits mine

A nameless Afghan man falls from a cargo plane heading to Qatar; a sparrow’s nest falls from a walnut tree next to the creek.

Another Afghan falls from the C-17 — Zaki Anwari, a teenager the whole world mourns because the media made him human. They named him. He was a real person. This young man was a soccer player. And now he’s not. He will never get to be anything now. Just because he fought to survive and the poor blessed soul…

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