Lessons from Afghanistan: A Curriculum for Exploring Themes of Love and Forgiveness is hot off the presses and ready to be shared. A collaborative project of the AWWP and the Fetzer Institute’s Campaign for Love and Forgiveness, we seek teachers, writing group leaders, and facilitators of all stripes and interests who might be interested in exploring the lessons crafted by educators Elisabeth Lehr and Suzanne Scarfone. We provide the curriculum free of charge.
I apologize not because I am a weak person,
or because I am shy,
or powerless, or immature, or poor.
Moments bloom when you look at me,
your lovely teeth like pearls in the ocean
when you smile.
She looked into my eyes and said,
“Forgive yourself. You are the daughter of love,
The voice of love and passion.
You are the arms of tolerance.”
Our prophet Mohammad said, “If my nations have animosity more than three days, they are not my nations.” So if someone makes mistakes, we should not allow animosity longer than three days.
When you are not with me
I say Allah Hafiz to everyone.
Without you, my beloved, I am silent, without laughter or speech.
Hey, hey! We’ve come
to help you, make you strong.
When readers from all over the world read my words, I am understood as a woman. When Afghans work together to bring peace in Afghanistan, love catches me.
Mother of mine, you can be a spokeswoman for peace,
Because you are love, honesty, and sentiment.