We watched history unfold on television this morning as Egypt celebrated the possibility of becoming a democracy. From Alaska came Susan's text message: "Wow!". Mr. Bob was in the shower and I called to him to hurry and come watch. I called, but of course he couldn't hear.......due to our carpeted, soundproofed rooms and his loss of hearing, so I went in and shouted through the shower enclosure.
Of course there was plenty of opportunity throughout the day to see the crowd's reaction to the announcement that Mubarak had stepped down, so my sense of urgency was unnecessary.
My antennae are always searching for a blog topic and I thought of some of the crowd scenes from our own collection of photos.
|Post-Christmas crowds along San Francisco's waterfront|
|Sunday's Farmers' Market in Montrose|
|As well organized a picnic as we've seen in the park below our window.|
|A class walking from the school, past our house on a field trip to Montrose.|
|When the Americana opened, people used the free parking across the street at the Glendale Galleria and walked over to the new outdoor shopping center.|
|After school...note the smiles. Not at all the scene in the morning en route to school when the kids look sleepy and not at all happy.|
"The only certainty about following the crowd is that you will all get there together."
~ Mychal Wynn