back-to-square-one: Back to Square One
by Robert Knoth
At first light Shaker walked from the village to come looking for his dad. His father Mohammed Taher was caught by the storm and passed the night out in the open, exposed to rain, wind and hail. Together with another shepherd he withstood the downpour: “There was just nowhere to go. I used to always be able to predict the weather but this was unprecedented. The water came from all sides. We thought we would die. We had to stay here in these meadows and couldn’t find cover anywhere”.