We went to an outdoor performance by the circus children at their school on the outskirts of Kabul. Landry (in the above photo with the bandage on his left middle finger from the car accident) played a bout of tug-of-war, in which he pulled relentlessly on this elastiboy! After the show there was an announcement that one of the cute little girls, 6-year-old Fariha, will be one of 17 children touring in California in January and February 2008.
The visit to the circus made Landry so happy. He described it as the first time he had seen Afghan children here who were "épanouis," or "beaming" with a happiness that was pure and simple.