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.