Happy Anniversary

To commemorate the 9th anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the American Friends Service Committee is sponsoring an exhibit of art entitled Windows and Mirrors — Reflections on the War in Afghanistan.

The exhibit, compiled from the work of more than 40 artists from around the world (including US and Afghan students), offers an opportunity to reflect on our identity as a nation at war.

The Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia hosts today’s opening; the exhibit will travel to New York in December and on to California and elsewhere in the new year.

I wrote this piece nine years ago, on the eve of the invasion.