Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Winning Square


Tahrir square was a joyful place, a peaceful place. You go in and you instantly smile.
On the 11th of February, a 30 year old rule has ended, and an uprising succeeded. We won. We are the champions. We are, at least that was the song playing through my head as I screamed and jumped and laughed and cried all at the same time as soon as Omar Soleiman delivered the news on television.

It was divine.

On Saturday, I woke up with a smile on my face, a lightness of heart and being, it was beautiful! I was free! My country was free! He finally left...
Everyone went to Tahrir to clean the square, and you could see freedom. You could touch it and taste it and breathe it in the air, you could feel it hug you.

Articles: here and here
Among the crowds, a lovely lady I had locked eyes with seconds earlier stopped me asking me if I was Sara, she said she follows my blog, and I couldn't stop smiling. I just couldn't and it felt amazing in that overwhelming way.

I felt so....happy, so happy that I make someone smile, happy that I inspire someone- because...this is all I want- to make someone smile. I don't know if she would want me to name her, but thank you, you made my day. You were like a good omen on an already beautiful day. Our first day of freedom.

Valentine's Day:


I hope everyone had a beautiful Valentine's day. I sure did. It was special in its simplicity. Boyfriend and I helped deliver a gift, and we were stuck in traffic for a good portion of the day, which was fun. Then we had dinner. And guess what he got me!! an iPod!! (Yes, he's the best)

He's the best because we can be silly together, among other things. We can be serious, too. He's the best because he gives the best hugs ever.

13 comments:

Suz said...

I have so enjoyed reading your blog even before all this happened in Egypt but it was initially reading your reports of what was going on there that made me sit up an pay attention. I am so happy for you all and so proud of the youth for taking a stand. I would love to hear your thoughts on what lead up to this and what you think will happen next. I've been praying for Egypt and hope this is just the start of the wonderful things to come for your country! Thank you for sharing your experiences with all of us!!

Simply Me said...

There is no bigger power than when the common man comes together ..and its so nice to see whats finally come of this revolution in Egypt ..Congratulations to you Sara..you've also been a part of this historic change and am so happy you're safe and sound ..you did get us worried for quite some time you know ..
But alls well that ends well !!!

Happy to know you had a simple yet memorable Valentine's and an Ipod ..yayyyyy !!

LauraX said...

Sara I think the whole world is feeling your joy, celebrating with your countrymen and women. I'm so happy that you are safe and that you are truly free to express your love an contentment here on your blog and in your offline life as well!

Winnie said...

I know one thing is for sure, I'm so happy for you Sara and your country!

Ratz said...

We are all happy for this Sara. Freedom is indeed beautiful. All the best. I hope that things get better there and you guys get a promising government

Farah said...

I am so happy to know that you are doing well and okay my dear girl!! And congratulations on your country's freedom! ;)

And happy valentines day! xoxo

chicknamedhermia said...

Oh that was a lovely surprise! You must've been so thrilled to meet your fan!

How are thing over there? I'm hearing such terrible stories of attacks, like that American reporter that was brutally raped and beaten! It's so horrific for things like that to happen at a time that should be filled with joy. I pray that peace is starting to return!

OceanDreams said...

glad everything is better and that you can celebrate your freedom! ;)

Becca said...

I can feel the excitement and emotion through your post and I love it! Glad to hear that you are well and that you had a great V-day! Nice score on the ipod!!!

Steve Julian said...

Your joy shines through in your words. And that must have been really really great to have someone come and tell you they have read you. That is good.

sfd said...

I'm so happy to read this blog entry, I am so, so, so happy for you and all the good people of Egypt that you have changed the history for the better, sending lots of love from over here :)

Barry said...

I'm so happy that you're safe Sara and that things are changing in Egypt. It's hard to know exactly what's going on from here but I hope things are peaceful and progressing well.

x

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