Photo above by Jonathan Rashad, found on Wikipedia and shared as per permission of the Author.
If there’s one thing I like about the new Facebook Timeline, is that I can finally look back at old posts – don’t worry though, I am not being nosy with your stuff, I was just curious to check out the first messages and updates from 2005, when I first signed up for a Facebook account. Back then, I was one of the few lucky ones that could open an account, because I was studying at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
So after finding the very first posts and smiling (eventually laughing) a lot, I scrolled up and went back to January 2011, when I was in Egypt and the Revolution started. The internet was actually cut by the government’s censorship so I wanted to have a look at all those posts that I missed during those days. Of course I saw them afterwards, but I just wanted to go back to those days to remember…
I am so grateful to Facebook, for once. The messages brought me back to those moments, moved me, and made me feel loved. Here I am sharing some of them with you. The ones in Italian will be translated in the caption. Some of them are just hilarious, other ones overdramatic, but I love each one!
I put them in chronological order: from the day before everything started, to the day I went home. Enjoy!
, come back quickly…”]
I can imagine how hard it could be for my friends and family to know that I was in Egypt, and not being able to reach me on the phone or online. I think of them watching the news and wondering where I was, what I was doing, hoping for the best… It must have been very stressful and once again I want to thank everyone for being so supportive!
I went back to Egypt 2 weeks later. I couldn’t stay away for too long! This is definitely a happy ending.