Friday, December 11, 2009

Baghdad Update 6 (and last)

Warren is leaving Baghdad on Sunday morning, after 6 weeks, and Birdcouple will be united again! To say that he can't wait to see L is the understatement of 2009.

Warren won't miss: blast walls, checkpoints, men with guns everywhere, the sameness of the meals, security restrictions, sandstorms, trash everywhere in the streets, the lack of good Zinfandel and real steak.

Warren will miss: the amazing, resourceful, funny, brave Iraqi staff who work for McClatchy's Baghdad bureau; the resilient Iraqi people; the call to prayer from mosques (especially the one at sunset); and, perhaps, most of all, the White-Cheeked Bulbul that calls outside his window every morning.

Here's an example from YouTube.

Lovenest, here I come!


Larry said...

Have a safe flight home and Happy Holidays.

Chris Petrak said...

Succinct summary of looking for the positive in the middle of so much negative. Your previous photo of the kingfisher was arresting - a bird going about its business in a place and environment that must often seem intent only on destroying things.