I felt relieved from being tied to an outside world forcefully. Of having to meet everyone's expectations of my picking up when they call. Or the danger of texting while driving. Or the noise of my ring tone...which has turned into a burden.
Yet, this morning I woke up late because I didn't set my alarm, and I am itching now, to talk to someone or call anyone. That's when you realize the merits of the internet!
Hadn't it been for the internet, and hadn't been for blogs...there would have been a million things that I don't know of. Tens of friends that I wouldn't have made. Hundreds of ideas that would have been left unexplored- unexpressed.
Hadn't it been for the internet, people wouldn't have supported one another in times of hardship or crisis, sending thoughts and prayers and positivity to everyone who needs them . We wouldn't have been guided through the Cairo streets during the Obama speech! (it was a trending topic on twitter)
It personally amazes me that Iran and Egypt aren't on good political/diplomatic terms and Shokoofeh and I share this very special bond :)
Having said that, I need your support, everyone!! Today is the final qualifier between Egypt and Algeria..if we win, we are qualified for the World cup, it will be the first time in my lifetime and the lifetime of many many Egyptians. My generation needs your prayers :)
PS I promise I don't engage in the violence that's been going on and I am not in any way supporting it!
This is a virtual hug to anyone who needs it and virtual support. This is a thank you. This is an apology. This is a smile; a warm sincere smile. You are beautiful. And the sun is out. And it's a beautiful day.