Friday, August 26, 2011

I miss being able to escape to a private place when life became too overwhelming. Whether that meant going for an undisturbed walk, or holing myself up in my room and vegetating. I miss downtime. Downtime in Egypt exists, but it's collective, which means that you're in someone else's face while having your downtime. Apartments are generally too small, sidewalks to full, mouths too busy yapping to find a quiet moment of rest and contemplation, separate from all else.

I miss being alone.


sara said...


Nauman said...

Go to the masjid... that's the best place to find sanctuary. :)

Anonymous said...

I hear you Asmaa.