“The only ship there is is the ship we are all on.” ~ Mary Oliver

This song was written in English and in Dari. We began with a line of poetry from Mary Oliver. We wrote a chorus in English and in Dari about the meaning of love. Whenever we write songs with Arabic, Dari, Farsi, and other languages with words that are difficult to pronounce for a native English speaker, there is a lot of practice and repetition of the lyrics before we sing the song all together.


Love is who you are

Love is what you do

You do something good

And that is love, too

And that is love, too


These are recordings from the center that show the process of writing the song: