Afghanistan: The Color Awakens
Afghanistan, having passed more than three decades of war with millions of casualties, is now poised to start a difficult path towards finding political, economical and social stability and security for its people.
The generation of middle-aged Afghans, having gone through numerous ups and downs in their lives and having experienced the bitter taste of insecurity and poverty, are now hopeful to see a bright future for their children and the coming generations of their country.
During my recent stay in Afghanistan ( May 2015 ) I met children and teenagers who had to work to feed their families, wishing with smiles on their lips, that they too, like children in the other parts of the world, could have the right to a good education to achieve the kind of life and future that they wanted.
Also, the Afghan women, who for years under the Taliban rule and the misogynistic culture of their country were deprived of their freedom to think, dress, and choose their lifestyle as they wished, have now started their restless struggle to gain more freedoms in the new, however little, opening that has occurred in the Afghan society.
Afghanistan with its old, poetic and mystic culture that has given birth to many writers of the Persian language, is a country of colors and life. Its people are now struggling to brush away the dust that has been left during the long years of war off of their now gray and cold country so that they could once again see Afghanistan as it should be: radiant with beautiful colors.