Posted on April 28, 2008 at 12:00am
Bidding The Buddha Goodbye
I came face to face with the several-stories tall, several centuries old standing Buddha carved into the bluff in Bahmian, Afghanistan, when I was thirteen. I was with my brother; my mother and my father, all of us having hiked the rocky, Utah-like terrain several miles from where we met our guide.
My parents, both anthropologists since their twenties, knew the standing Buddha existed in the area. They just needed… Continue