Our road, wherever it goes

          Poem by Aysha.  Native language Dari.


Life is like a road.
It has its ups and downs,  
Left and rights.
But you are the one who chose how
To walk down it.

  *In English there is an expression [saying], “Keep your head above the clouds and your feet on the ground!” It means, keep yourself above problems and go forward. Dream of great things and keep going [keep working] to reach them. There is a very different expression, “Someone’s head is in the clouds.” This means someone who does not know what is going around him or her. The person is daydreaming all the time and not living. [daydream: to think of something pleasant and not listen to, or not see, what is going on around you.]

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