Friday, September 4, 2009

The Power of Blogging

I was thinking today after iftar, about a dear blogger-friend and how much I love her. And it took my thoughts to another direction. A direction with no borders.

Now, as you all may know, Iran and Egypt are not friendly on the political level. Egypt is the only Arab country with no embassy in Iran and that is all because of the Islamic Revolution when Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi was welcomed to Egypt.

The Shah's first wife was the very beautiful Egyptian princess Fawzia!

King Farouk, Princess Fawzia, and the Shah

 
  

I got carried away, but I have to mention that Princess Fawzia still is very beautiful...!

The point is, I dedicate this to Shokoofeh, because I think we are proof of how people are independent of political systems and regimes! I believe that blogs have so much potential and power. That blogging is very underestimated! 

I love you, blog! I love you friends I made through my blog. I really do. All of you.

Have tons of fun this weekend! And don't forget this! (FIVE days to go!)

33 comments:

missy. said...

aw! she is beautiful. i totally agree with the power of blogs. i love having met you through your blog. thanks for being so kind! have a fantastic weekend love!

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

I agree, I think blogs are very powerful! And yes, she is so stunning mashallah.

SHOKOOFEH said...

What can I say?! ...

just this:

yes, life is very much more beautiful than "they" can make us not see it!

love you so much!
xo

SHOKOOFEH said...

check Worldwide Moment's list of countries...
There is no Iran there ...

so badly sorry that I can't say anything!

it's not the first time that this is happening but it makes me very unbelievably angry...

sorry.

Nath said...

blog is a relly powerfull thing! we can express our own opinions, and we wont be blamed for that, cause we all understand how different we are and how different are our opinions! :)

Ice Queer said...

A real princess! =)
And yeah, it is way too powerful!

Red Boots said...

Thank you for your really really nice words on my blog. They really made me smile! I'm so grateful for all the wonderful people (like you) that have come into my life through blogging. So I have to really agree with you that blogging is a powerful tool, one that allows us to cross borders and countries, and make friends with people we otherwise would not have met or would not be allowed to meet.

Have a wonderful weekend!

beautifulnemo said...

:º)
I'm so happy I found your blog girl.

I can't explain it with words, but discovering blogging means so much to me. It's powerful because you get to know people but who they are and not only by what some make us believe.
When I was a child I dreamed I travelled to far away countries (for me- in Spain) like Egypt and meet other children and help them and play together. Maybe you were one of that children in my dreams. :-)

PS. I started to comment because I read on your profile this: "I want to keep records of my life for days to come, to show my children. And for those days when my memory fails me.". That's one of the reasons I started to blog too. :)))

beautifulnemo said...

wanted to say *by who they are, not BUT :)

have a nice week-end!
xx

Anna said...

you are wonderful. don't forget that. k? k.
xoxoxo
writing your email right NOW!
xoxoox

Ju said...

Aww what a lovely post, very moving.Blog does crosses all barriers.
And I'm also on the http://worldwidemoment.org/
Will be massive.

becky said...

You know who I think is so pretty the Jordanian Queen or Princess,lol whatever.She is beautiful.Is it Nour,I know that means light in Arabic.Mashallah Im so good, lol.

Sarah Alaoui said...

what a sweet post. ALL the Shah's wives were gorgeous--what a lucky man.

also, black and white egyptian actresses are my fave (I mean from classic movies ;), lol

مى said...

I was just thinking the same thing! In a simpler way, actually. I was thinking about how nice people are in the blogging world! Seriously. Everyone is so incredibly talented and kind. I love it! :)

S.Elisabeth said...

I love this and agree completely. Political nastiness aside, people are individuals, not entities. If we wanted to be, we would have turned to communism long ago! I'm glad you're proving this daily!

smith kaich jones said...

My 1st visit here to your lovely blog, and I am met with a such a true, touching post - blogging is a powerful, amazing thing!

Loved this.

:) Debi

Indie.Tea said...

What a beautiful post...I wish more of the world thought the way you do.

Spardha Malik said...

its a really beautiful post.. so inspiring!

its only thru blogging that i found this wonderful gal in cairo;)

you enjoy ur weekend too!

Athena. said...

I love you, Sara!
:)

yiqin; said...

Her eyebrows are amazing.

Penny Lane said...

you have a point here! abpout the power of blogging. i think we should all try to blog for peace ^^
(i do love anne too, she's one of my favourite people, that's for sure.)

PL ♥

Miss Meg said...

A very beautiful family!
Thanks ever so much for your following and comment.
I've posted another blog and another question, I do like to hear from others and their thoughts ect.
As for the fast pace of life I coulden't agree more!
Aurevoir
Miss Meg x

Winnie said...

I love this post! I agree that blogs are such powerful things and I love the blogging community from all over the world!

Iva said...

awww she is completely gorgeous!

Blogging is truly amazing.

Have a great weekend beautiful Sara!

Paulina said...

beautiful!

Betty said...

The best thing about 'blog land' is that there are no borders, because WE choose not to put them up :)

Kristin said...

I wish such harmony was the rule rather than the exception!

abigail said...

wow, she is beautiful!

I'm so happy to know about "world wide moments", thank you for posting about it!

wonderful blog, I'm so happy to have found it.

Eliza said...

blogs are powerful, indeed :) and she is beautiful, like you said. i won't forget about what you mentioned <3

Mika said...

Hi, great to read you. Missed a lot the last few weeks so spend my time catching up on you. And I agree, blogging is the best love to stay in contact. Hope you had a great weekend. Mika (www.mikascrap.typepad.com)

Atenea said...

I loved your words, was very touching, seriously!
and don't be sad for cannot undersantd the words from my blog...I should put something for have the post in spanish and english, and in french too. But I have to look for an application like "pop ups" , like you make click and have a tab with the text in english...
kisses!

Atenea said...

Hey pretty! Now you can read my posts in english, i just added an application for put the translations ^^ my last post is in english too now, i hope you like it.
kisses

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I totally agree with you! Blogs are pretty amazing.

And she was beautiful - but I especially love her little dog!