A place of wonder, a place of dreams

They are still afraid of the dishwasher, says the New York Times, but that will change:

Mr. Edow dreams of owning an auto-repair shop someday. He wants to shed his old life, just as snakes shed their skins. But at night, he still returns, in his dreams, to the violence in Somalia. Like Mr. Yarrow, he saw his father executed. The killer, he said, used a hammer and nails. He buries his head in his hands at the memory.

“We want to move forward,” he said. “We want to forget the past.”

The State Department is offering these Somali refugees a new start, and it is a beautiful example of what America can be. (via Kevin)