A Thousand Splendid Suns

what important advice does Babi give to Laila?

chapter 16

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"It's what I always remember about being here," Babi said. "The silence. The peace of it. I wanted you to experience it. But I also wanted you to see your country's heritage, children, to learn of its rich past. You see, some things I can teach you. Some you learn from books. But there are things that, well, you just have to SEE and FEEL." Ch 16

The last paragraph here describes what Babi wants for his daughter, and it is as much his dream for her as it is advice. It's a beautiful conversation, and an even more beautiful exchange between a father and a daughter.