First I have to thank so many of you for your kind thoughts, wishes and even “goodies” that you sent my way on my birthday. It wasn’t a particularly monumental or glamorous birthday, but it was made so very special by all your kindness. I truly appreciate it and hope that you will forgive me for posting my thanks in this rather impersonal way. It is the only practical way to do so, but no less heartfelt.
…and, of course, since I have your attention…I think even more moving to me than the images of courage and quiet persistence that we saw coming out of Cairo the last couple of weeks, are the images of these same protesters cleaning up their mess. In some ways protesting is easy, whereas taking personal responsibility for the victorious aftermath can seem a less attractive chore. The symbolism of so many people, from so many walks of life getting down to the mundane and tedious chore of cleaning up Tahir square in order to re-build a society with fresh, clean hope is truly inspirational.
and so, my friends, remember Only Connect!