Thursday, February 10, 2011

While We Wait

The day Wael Ghonim finally surfaced (state security had detained him, more like kidnapped him) he was interviewed on one of the channels (Dream 2) and he rekindled the strength of the entire generation, if not the entire nation. He made us all cry...

That was a Monday night, on Tuesday, everyone went to Tahrir, it was insanely crowded, beautifully so, though.

(My parents only stopped me from going on that day I mentioned in the post before this one, after which I went once, and it was depressing in the sense that it has turned into a festival and not a protest, it was Woodstock-esque, which is not bad but I sensed that the spirit was dying out...it was that night that Ghonim showed up)

Tuesday was beautiful. Pure and beautiful. I freaked out a bit and kind of fainted because of the huge numbers, boyfriend and best friend were there to the rescue, and people somehow made way for us so I could sit and breathe and everyone was so kind.

It is true that Tahrir square is the Egypt we all dream of, one where we would coexist and where people randomly start singing and paint and write poetry. An Egypt where people clean the streets and smile, it is beautiful in that revolutionary sense.

I worry for my country, because we need a blueprint, a plan...anything.

I wrote this this morning, now we are waiting for President Mubarak to give a speech...no one knows what he's going to say..but we've heard rumors.

Praying.

7 comments:

Ratz said...

I have been watching the CNN Sara. I feel plagued to see how much of turmoil has hit this beautiful country. But I am sure that a govt. such as Mubarak's could not stand strong against your beautiful and courageous people. Hold on. The world is watching.

sfd said...

I stopped watching news about 3 years ago (I was fed up with sensationalist stuff they kept force-feeding and brainwashing us with) but I started watching news again to find out what happens with beautiful Egypt. I'm keeping all my fingers crossed for all the good people of Egypt that they get the government they deserve, a government that respects, supports and protects all the good people like yourself.

chicknamedhermia said...

I really hope your country gets better soon...it's so sad to hear all the stories and I was so worried about you when you disappeared! That letter was one of the saddest things I've ever read!

Kamana said...

i dont usually watch the news because it depresses me... but i have been following the egypt crisis online and hoping that there is peace soon. you are in my thoughts.

Dinah. said...

I hate that Mubarak disappointed you and me and everyone. I feel sorry for that too.

Steve Julian said...

Great news and it is the voice of the people. I was wondering about that. Don't people count anymore. And you guys showed that people count. He resigned. I am happy for you and the possibilities to come.

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