They’re joining as one in Cairo tonight

//They’re joining as one in Cairo tonight

They’re joining as one in Cairo tonight

All of this upheaval in Egypt that I read about, hear about, seems absolutely incomprehensible and absolutely comprehensible at once. I feel I’m with them and not, so far and right here.
In a magazine, I come upon this fragment written by Roland Barthes in 1977: « Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering. »
Yes, that’s why we both know and don’t know the other’s pain. We’re each breathing our own breaths. But we’re all breathing the same air, together, in and out one by one.
The multitudes are joining as one in Cairo tonight. May they continue to breathe together, not losing sight of each other.

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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