A boy going to market in Khvajeh Ghar passes in front of the photographers rented jeep, with its shattered windshield and poster honoring slain anti-Taliban leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. This image is more of a thought than a photo, says Lois Raimondo. For me, the child walking into that spiderweb represented the complexity of the Afghan future. While in the country, Raimondo says she encountered humanity at its extremes. There were desperate people who gave in to violence and brutality, but there were also those who withstood the odds and went about their daily lives with grace and dignity while the war was going on just over the hill. Though the Taliban is on the run, Afghanistan and its coalitions, says Raimondo, are very, very fragile.