Never Too Late!

Never Too Late!
any resemblance to anyone real or imaginary is mere bad luck
we are all lying in the gutter, but some of us are trying to get up


[approximate stream of consciousness:
-this is just like Peshawar! It feels so good to be back!
-whatthefuckwasthat?? This is a totally strange and alien country.
-oh the food the smells the feel in the air, this is just like coming home!
-whaat?? the hell is going on??
-oh this is great, just like how I remembered everything!
-what's that? where am I? someone explain??]

[the town is hard at work re-constructing itself... the most incredible scaffolding!]

"Az kojai? Uzbekistan?" [where you from? Uzbekistan?] some people keep insisting on asking.


So so so so so. Look too foreign to be Afghan, but not foreign enough to be American.

Incidentally, I am vaguely pleased at how Finland's international profile has improved in the last few years. It always used to be: "Pinnland? What? You mean England?" Now it's: "Finland? Good! Nokia is best phone!"

[Nokia with Persian characters and predictive texting in Urdu and Arabic...]