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Three Cups of Tea

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” Persian proverb

Everyone I know has read Three Cups of Tea – now I’m finally getting to it. I like the seeming incongruity in this quote which opens the true story of a mountaineer who failed to climb K2 and instead built 55 schools in the villages around Taliban country. I wonder how many people going about their ordinary lives can find the motivation to do extraordinary things.

You can read much more about Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin’s mission at the tea Web site.