Exactly 2 years ago today I was in Egypt, feeding the camels*. (I worry I watched that corner of the video a little too intently.)
Half my immediate family is there right now. In solidarity (or, maybe, really because I was feeling a little better and the band of my sister’s sister-in-law was playing a gig there and I was looking for a surrogate family feeling), yesterday I hung out in the Egyptian exhibit’s “contemporary Egyptian living room” which was basically a statistical average of every living room I’ve ever been in where Arabic was spoken. It’s spot-on homey.
I had heard another song about the week between in an ad the other day, but it is relatively terrible.