The soul's windows...
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This man works in an Army facility in Kabul, Afghanistan as a cleaner where he receives no salary, just food and gifts. In the 1980s he was an officer in the Afghan Army who fought the Russians. He was captured, held, and tortured horrifically. As a result of his agonies he is deaf. I always noted that he had such soft eyes and a gentle demeanour for someone who had suffered beyond comprehension at the hands of other human beings. It amazes me that he holds no grudge, bears no malice and has no self pity for the horrors he endured. His soul, truly, is a gentle forgiving one that is often glimpsed through his kind, smiling eyes.
Also by James Mackenzie
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