Tuesday, March 9, 2010

3 cups of tea


a couple of weeks ago i started listening to the audio of greg mortenson's "3 cups of tea". greg was a mountain climber who fell in love with the landscape and people of northern pakistan in the early 1990's. he set out to build a school for the children of korphe (a project that turned into many schools). he is a conduit for me. opening up a fascinating and mysterious world.
coincidently, my little book club chose this book as our next read. i set aside the audio feeling that i should be reading the book. but yesterday, knowing how much i need to spin and knit before i go away at the end of the month, i treated myself to the audio as i spun. a deliscious afternoon... and then i took the book to bed with me last night.

5 comments:

bluebird of paradise said...

cheater!

Nancy said...

I found that book incredibly inspiring as well...enjoy. He's got a new one out now. Good luck with all of your work!

Taos Sunflower said...

Isn't he an amazing person...a real testament to what one person can get done, despite all odds.

Shammickite said...

I'll put it on my "to read soon" list.

Kim said...

This book has been on my "maybe" list for awhile. Might be time to take a look.