I’ve been thinking all day about how the fateful events of September 11th, 2001, changed the world as we know it. And recalling the tragedies not just of that horrible day that shook the nation, and perhaps the world, but of all the trauma and wars that have followed.

And tonight, Kabul is celebrating with fireworks and partying in the streets because Afghanistan won the football match in Nepal against India. We can see the fireworks and hear the whoops of delight, but of course, cannot go out.

It is good to see that for a nation that has come through decades of war, people have something to celebrate. Almost feels normal, whatever that is.

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