Friday, 17 February 2012

Blog note

A note to kind readers, with many thanks.
Much has changed since this was written, however as far as many are concerned I do believe the prinicples involved continue to apply, in theory at least.

The situation in Egypt today is so multi-faceted that finding the need to edit and re-edit may sometimes appear quite endless. August post 'Egypt, a nation determined' was written as a homage to my home-land upon a short return visit after experiencing the uprising that shook the world shake my somewhat quiescent existence in the UK.
I feel the only truly positive thing coming out of such a movement is affirmation of how creative the spirit can be. I am particularly thrilled to witness how some TV presenters such as Yosri Fouda conduct interviews and commentaries. They have truly raised the bar. I also feel very drawn to the music scene, the art and drama world that seems to be budding all over the place and receiving most justified recognition but perhaps deserving quite a lot more. Universal appreciation in days to come will hopefully raise morale and allow the visible talent to flourish and reflect the nation's tangible flair of spirit. These fresh aspects of a country in genuine strife, politically speaking, are nothing if not comforting since they allow hope to survive and optimism to find its own little licence for existence.    

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Sh.elS says:  
Your blog posts or collected glimpses are panoramic in their insightfulness, compassionate analysis, and uplifting stance. They offer your readers a much wider perspective than most reports on the Egyption situ do - so Keep them coming".
4 May 2012 
Belle says:
It's certainly very encouraging to see the numbers of comments rising; it is very positive that people can access a way through the noise of news to a thoughtful, reflective place. Hopefully, it can become a place for responses of the same nature. It's also important that it is visually attractive,which conveys a mood and sensibility.

Some top comments, updated:

Arabic, not just another language 

justjoinme said...

"I have always regarded myself as a fish swimming in air if not water and always seen it as an asset rather than a hindrance, so to bring this bit of writing to an end: Perhaps, for all of us, the need we feel to reach out~ gifts us with more than just an enhanced grounded outlook… It allows us to breathe. ". Simply empyreal and pellucid introspection. Thanks for helping us to discern that we are still alive and we can still experience what exquisite feelings look like

" 'MORSI Past the Point of NO RETURN' Jadaliyya" 

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Anonymous said...
Very nicely put! LOVE is the key :)

"Old rule." 

Sh.elS said...

A very comprehensive and reflective post of Egypt's current predicament. Enjoyed reading. 

10 April 2012 03:53

"A precedent: Clean water" 

  Belle said...

It's a very interesting read, I come from a position that I know very little of the conditions of peoples' ordinary lives in Egypt and this truly clarifies important points. It seems very daunting with the amount of challenges to be overcome, with a regime that has so neglected the needs of people. It would seem that leadership of a person who can understand the priorities is fundamental. I would imagine that aspirations of the youth must be part of this too.

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12 February 2012 09:53

"standing in silence, doors ajar"

Description: AnonymousSh.elS said...
Catching up on posts, have summed up my comments into: hayla, spot on, chapeaux and well said. As i read these words reiterate in my mind whilst sharing thoughts.

"Carrying the torch through"

Description: BloggerAmira Nowaira said...
A great collection of photos. Truly staggering. Keep up the good work :)
27 January 2012 14:42

"Crux of Befuddlement"

Description: AnonymousBelle said...
It was good to read your messages,what we are seeing on the news is both distressing and inspiring.
We can hope that world opinion can bring pressure to bear on the authorities, as some I think have quite a lot of influence. The demonstrators are raising the consciousness of all of us, we live in turbulent times, and people are finding their voices everywhere.
22 November 2011 04:59

"NEGM ~ star that shines"

Description: BloggerAmira Nowaira said...
Great post. Ahmed Fouad Negm is a man with good sense. Wish there were more people like him in Egypt.
16 November 2011 10:33
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"To teach or to preach... ( is that the question?)"

Description: BloggerAmira Nowaira said...
A thought-provoking post Amira. Lovely selection of quotes!I'm sure the man at the heart of the hullaballoo never thought of any of this.
8 July 2011

"Balancing Act"

Description: BloggerAmira Nowaira said...
A metaphor of what Egypt is going through at the moment. Love the pics and the comments even more.
3 July 2011 11:39

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3 July 2011 13:24
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Description: AnonymousSh.elS said...
Spot on once again - On the mark as usual. Egyptians are expert in finding humour in dire conditions and intolerable circumstances such as these.
3 July 2011 15:07

"Offense unlimited"

Description: AnonymousSh.elS said...
Spot on. The local always transcends itself to the universal. Food for thought indeed.

"He who sings scares away his woes." ~Cervantes (links enabled)"

Description: BloggerAmira Nowaira said...
I love revolution music and song, particularly sout el horreya. Great article!
18 June 2011 13:26
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"Here today.. gone tomorrow?"

Description: BloggerAmira Nowaira said...
Spot-on. This is a passionate take on the state of the revolution in Egypt. Keep writing. Why isn't this blog open to the general public?
26 May 2011 23:44

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