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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II think she would say, I hope the cure isn’t worse than the disease. (I pray martial law isn’t forever).
@barryrsilver I’m not going to put words in her mouth. :)
I don’t think anyone wants “martial law” to be forever. I suppose technically what Egypt has now is martial law, but since it was not brought about by a military coup, and the military and civilians seem to enjoy fairly cordial relations overall, I think there’s a difference. It will be interesting, to say the least, to see how it all turns out.
Thanks for stopping by!
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this earlier today Shonali. Let me know if by chance you ever get reconnected with Ghada. Now that would be a great story, wouldn’t it?
@hackmanj Thank you, Joe! I definitely will; a while back one of my old classmates from said school invited me to join a Facebook group for alum, so maybe that’s one way I could trace her.
Yes, that would be a great story.