iraqistan

3/10/2005

Street Dreams

Filed under: — lana @ 10:44 am

Went on a little jaunt one day. I found that this place really isn’t so bad.

There are such nice buildings, amazing architecture, and… sheep…

I suppose in the cities, there aren’t a whole lot of places for grazing. One would assume, therefore, that they would leave things like the herding of sheep to those living in more permissable areas, such as, oh I don’t know, maybe not in the city. But I haven’t thought this problem out, obviously. As we cruised down one of the most dangerous roads in the country watching the world pass by, there was a man walking down the highway median herding his sheep.

The sheep, of course, were paying no mind to the traffic going back and forth, the waving arms of gunners, the general noise of a bustling city, the occasional mortar round or gunshot… they just munched on the trash that was piled in the gutters and the grass that has been starting to dry as springtime in Iraq comes around. They were having a lovely time, not even looking up at the overpasses where the fun terrorists get to play “dodge the grenade” now and again.

And so it stands that this place really isn’t such a desolate area of forgotten infrastructure… if you’re a sheep…

4 Comments »

  1. Thanks for posting. I am proud of you guys/gals. Keep the “news from the street” comin’.

    Comment by Dan — 3/10/2005 @ 10:40 pm

  2. Keep your hardcore thug-ass sheep away from the gentle pastures of Xinjiang. We don’t need them giving our sheep any bad ideas.

    Comment by manning — 3/11/2005 @ 5:11 am

  3. Sheep or not, stay safe! (You know what they say about “sheep’s clothing”)

    Comment by Pete Crosta — 3/11/2005 @ 8:04 am

  4. So…would you describe the shepherd here as a “baa humbug”?

    Comment by Dad — 3/12/2005 @ 7:02 pm

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