You may wonder much when you grab a historical book from the shelf of your local library,lay on your bed below the window in a cold winter night,having your cup of tea and start reading..This is The Giant roman empire and this is Neron burning Rome,This is Egypt and here are the Pyramids targeting the sky confronting the dignity of the sun,skimming through the brutality of The French revolutionists against Aristocrates,turning the page to have a look atbattles and Barbarosa,going through Mongols ruthlessness and their addiction to blood.got Inspired with what your eyes passed by.and now,just a punch of information are saved in your memory,with some temporary or even permanent thoughts,at this point you almost felt daizy,moved the book aside and fall asleep.
Now imagine yourself a character inside one of those books,and someone is acting exactly the same like you did now;picking the book that includes you from the library,laying on their bed,...etc.
Totally different..when you read...and when you are inaction! or at least when you have a window..like mine!.
On the 28th of January,2011.suddenly cars disappeared from the streets and tanks started to build up my view from the window in my room.It was the very first unannounced step in the Transitional period in Egypt overthrowing Mubarak reguime that remained for 30 years.
On the 2nd of February,was something as if we were in the era of middle ages,so many horses and camels in huge numbers moving from the pyramids area towards Tahrir square to break through the protesters and seize their revolution,I wondered when i saw that view through the same window and didn't know what was going on ,until i saw them on television invading Tahrir square ,in a scene that confronts anyother scene from the wars of saladin,which afterwards became a remarkable day in the Egyptian history known as (The Camel's foray),which added to the killing occured in the 28th ,however didn't succeed to put down the revolution.
This window now for me is not just a compound of wood and glass,it's much more than this.I even have the feeling that this Window is going to be my view on the future in 2012,when i can see the whole world targeting peace,when I can see bloodshed stops everywhere,when i can see an end to the mounting economic crisis,but a view from that window that would really make my day,no,make my year, would be when i can see Egypt in the place it deserves as the oldest nation in this existence building up strongly it's very first democratic steps in 2012 having a strong parliament ,a strong constitution and a choosen leader,when i can see all the arab region settled under the cover of democracy,when i can see an arab union,when i can see Islam being understood in it's correct and genuine form allover the world.
If 2012 can guarantee those wishes for me,I am ready to close the window until 2013.otherwise,It's opened and opened forever as long as i am still alive.