-John SteinbeckUS novelist (1902 - 1968)
That quote reminded me of Kabul. I attached a link if you wanted to read more about rickets. In Kabul you can see prosperity popping up all around but you also see a lot of people being left behind.
We went to a place where we shipped some medical equipment downrange. We were able to see breathtaking views of Kabul. The city is surrounded by some very large mountains.
Seeing the mountains reminded me of a poem that I read not too long ago. I read it on the American International School of Kabul website. I also got the title pic from there.
Kabul-- "A poetic reading of the name was composed by Mahmud Tarzi in a couplet which pays tribute to this city nestled within the mountains. In Persian, Kabul is written with the letters KABL. The K with slight modification may become a G which together with the final L forms gul, the word for rose. The intermediate AB means water. Thus it may be written:
"If you ask me the name of my abode; It is a drop of water within a rose."
On the way home we encountered child beggars. It is difficult site to get used to seeing them. It is pretty cold out there and these kids should be in school, not begging for change.