When I sent this photo to my sweetheart, he wrote back: “I think you may have found your calling.” And I think he might be right. I learned a lot over the past three weeks, most of it not for the first time. I was reminded, for example, how much I love having an excuse to interview people.
But maybe more than anything else, these past two weeks in Afghanistan taught me (again) just how little I can control and how much even that little bit matters.
That much, at least, was in my control.
I wasn’t always able to be all those things. But when I was, I knew it mattered.