Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hiding Place

I was up until 2 am last night reading Twitter for the news of the protests and the late break in at the Israeli embassy. The embassy is just across the road from Orman Gardens and the Giza Zoo, so fires, bullets and tear gas are quite concerning in the area. There were only a couple of people in the embassy when the protesters broke in and they were promptly turned over to the military. Contrary to Israeli statements there were no Egyptian commandos involved...Jeez. A lot of people were injured especially by over exposure to tear gas, not the least of them were soldiers who kept getting tear gas blown back at them when the security forces fires canisters. So this morning, I'd really like to be sitting in this little boat sipping some ice tea and maybe trying to catch a few of the perch that hang out in the canal. Someplace quiet and far, far away of the confusion that is Cairo right now.

5 comments:

Sharon said...

I think about you often when I listen to the news from your city. Many times I wonder if I am hearing the whole story. Here's hoping the confusion soon ends.

brattcat said...

I wish the same for you.

Rohrerbot said...

Oh goodness. Hopefully everything calms down more.

Annie said...

thanks for sharing extra tidbits.. caught a snippet of this news at the gym yesterday and was wondering how it was all faring.

www.alongtheway-annie.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

My husband who is Egyptian and our 2 children are in Cairo until October. He has not been home in 12 years and I have never been there. Reading your blog has given me a unique perspective for which I am very grateful. I open it every day and feel connected to the sacred ordinary that is part of Egypt. That small connection keeps me fed in between phone calls and emails from my family.
Thank you :)