Wednesday, August 16, 2006

This is a picture of an open window in Cairo. I didn't take this photograph as we have not yet departed for Cairo (I am currently in my mother's living room, she's yelling at her dogs, my stepfather is narrating his search through the Tivo catalogue…whoa! I just got licked in my "kneepit" by mother's dog, Captain Jack). Anyway. It's an open window and that seems like an appropriate, if trite, metaphor. It means...opportunity, an "opening," a new "room," if you will. With a window!We hope to avoid triteness here, though, admittedly, I have already acquiesced to it in this opening post. I'll try harder, promise. I despise overuse. What I hope is that we look upon Egypt with wonder, at the sediments of time and history with curiosity, with wide-open eyes. I hope some of what we discover will find its way into the words we write and share with you, and we hope you’ll visit this blog often for pictures and other updates.

James

5 comments:

Michael said...

Enjoy your stay! I lived in Cairo for 3 years in the mid-eighties and it was great! I lived out in Mahdi, near the Cairo American College. You're going to love it once you get used to things!

Michael said...

PS: I'll be on the look out for your future posts!

kron said...

Let the adventures begin! I can't wait to get to the part where you're feeding each other dates under graceful palm trees.

Kim said...

It is 4:35pm Ohio time - you and amanda should be arriving in Cairo very soon (5:20pm Ohio time). I hope your trip was safe, enjoyable and on-time! I can't believe my little brother is a Professor in Cairo!! Love you both and can't wait to read your first entry as new residents of Egypt!

Sari said...

Egypt! Egypt! Just the word is so enchanting. And don't get me started on Cairo. I hope that your first couple days there have been a delight. I'm looking forward to reading about your experiences.