Yesterday was a remarkable day, wasn’t it?

I mean, I never in my life thought I would watch history in the making, as I did yesterday – and, I suspect, neither did you.

I have practically no connection to Egpyt or her people.

Way back, when I was in junior high, my best friend at the time was Egyptian. Her name was Ghada.

She was an opinionated young girl, never shy of speaking her mind.

I distinctly remember her telling me my toenails were far too long… and this, the first time she was over at my house.

As tends to happen, after we all moved away (we both studied at an international school in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the time) we lost touch, despite our best intentions to stay in touch.

As the unrest in Egypt started to unfold, I couldn’t but help wonder if Ghada was a part of what was going on.

Of course, it’s silly of me to assume that she lives in Egypt; she could be anywhere in the world.

But as I watched what was happening yesterday, I couldn’t help but wonder – what would Ghada say?

I don’t know, of course, but I think she’d be proud.

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Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
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