Friday, September 3, 2010

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Yesterday marked the end of my birthday week, not that I had spent it celebrating or anything, but yesterday, we had iftar at my best friend's and then went to this GORGEOUS concert.

The Azhar Park was once a dump, and now it's a beautiful park that has a theater where they hold great live performances- underground performances.

Yesterday, was Emel Mathlouthi's first time to perform in Cairo, and I quote the best friend; she "lit Cairo up" with passion and drive and hope....and freedom and revolutionary aspirations.
She's is Tunisian, but nevertheless, I guess all North African countries could relate to what she sang for. I did. I was...touched. I am not an activist, because there's nothing that I have "actively" done for this country except love her with every bit that I am. Regardless of all what she doesn't give me, and what she takes away from me; of freedom and rights, I still love her. Regardless of the poverty and misery I see at every corner...I think my country is a beautiful one...

I might be a silent, passive protester...if I have the right to call myself so, but that's a shameful thing to be.

She sang el Sheikh Imam songs. Oh how I loved those.


She sang this song....and oh how relevant this song is to what the country is going through today..

(انا في وسط الفوضة معني)
I had first intended on doing Lauren's fill in the blanks, but I got carried away with this. This is how I feel now, and oh, there goes another piece of me. Out in the open.

oh, you have to read this.[person shapes]

12 comments:

Paislea Elyse said...

thank you for visiting my blog! you are too sweet!!

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April said...

Wow, she's beautiful. Glad you had a a good last night of your birthday week! :)

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

Glad to hear you had such a great time!

Kristin said...

You don't strike me as passive sweets. Someone with your passion is most active!

tywo said...

The song is beautiful! I love it.
I love traditional African music. It's a little sad that half of West Africa is now copying the America hip-hop thingy.





LOVE!

Gracie said...

It sounds like your birthday week was absolutely perfect! You achieved so much :)

Live performances are also fun and it's lovely when you are touched by words in a song.

rachel! said...

mmm, sounds like fun. i love parks that have been resurrected, or anything that has been saved. i love it. hope you had a great birthday week!

Taylor said...

I love person shapes! I think the human body is such a marvel...a true miracle! I take for granted the powerful mechanism that is my body - how I know when to breathe, when to blink, how to type this comment - it is amazing and thought-provoking...thanks for sharing that -what a great way to be reminded how lucky I am to be alive! I am glad you had a great wkeened, I had a nice one too. Smiles! Have fun with your family this weeekend!

Paislea Elyse said...

i always love your comments! thank you darling!

allisterbee.blogspot.com

Winnie said...

Wow sounds like you had an amazing time. I love it when you listen to music that just seems to speak to you.

My dissertation was about consumer behaviour and the impact of blogs! Kinda relevant I guess :)

أحمد said...

للآسف

أحمد said...

للآسف أمل المثلوثي خامة صوت كويسه، لكنه صوت غير مدرب، ودماغه بايظ بالشغل بتاع النضال
والميراث الكلاسيكيى المتعفن بتاع الشيخ إمام