If you live in Egypt, you've seen the donkeys piled high with berseem clover in the winter, a block of beautiful greenness that extends way beyond the donkey's sides and high into the air, often with a young boy perched on top. How do they do that anyway? It's all in the packing. The berseem isn't tied but merely balanced.
I came to Egypt as the wife of an Egyptian/Canadian businessman and the mother of our children in the late 80's. My husband is no longer with us, the children are pursuing careers abroad, but Egypt is still my home, albeit, a rural rather than urban one. You can reach me at msgabbani at gmail.com