Stories from Afar & Up Close

It's not over (yet)

The past few days have had me watch with awe, horror and hope the revolution in Egypt. A country I have never visited, and of whom I only know very few citizens personally, yet what's happening now evokes stronger feelings than whatever else is going on at the moment. I've been in awe at the strength of the demonstrators gathered in Tahrir square. I have been horrified by the international (political) reactions, which seem as ready as always to sacrifice the Egyptian people in the name of 'stability'. And time and again, watching the people come back to that square, giving me hope that something else is possible.

It's not time to look back yet, because it's not over. May the Egyptian people be strong enough to get their country back. TaHya Masr [long live Egypt]!

For a closer look, I recommend visiting Sarah Carr's blog Inanities.