Here’s a photo of our man on the ground in Kabul, Nassery. He’s explaining to me that I can have 4 wives in Afghanistan. Of course I need to convert to Islam first and he warns that not converting “in your heart” just to get the extra wives is a dangerous proposition as you’ll have to “burn in the fire” for your deceit. He himself has only one wife. “One is more than enough trouble” he says waving his hands as if to protect himself from the temptation to have more.
Calvin and I were able to relax and navigate the finer points of Kabul life thanks to his diligent and friendly chaperoning. He was a incredibly open, sincere and delightfully mischeivous person (like most of the Afghanis we were fortunate to meet). It was actually quite sad to say good bye to him and will miss him on our return.