Metamorphosis

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Our generation's image

I'm trying to imagine what images of Egypt will my generation show our children? My grandparents showed me images of royal Egypt with all its wealth and unfairness to the poor. A decent enough Egypt, flowing with talent be it literature, cinema and music. An Egypt to be proud of even though it was far from perfect. My parents showed me images of a young liberated country full of hope. They also showed me images of that hope crushed after the disaster of 67. What images will we show our children? Will it be an image of sectarian violence and the dominance of fundamentalists in our daily lives? Perhaps the image below is a candidate....

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