The day did not start out well at all. A fight with a friend. I swallowed the bitterness and pretended all was good. Work is getting crazier and crazier. I planned to go to a movie in the Opera House, Amour. Left the office 30 minutes late because of the tasks that never end. When I finally got to Tahrir square and was about 5 minutes away from the Opera House, I found that the square was closed for some strikes there. It took me a good 25 minutes to get out of Downtown. And then, I was lost for another few minutes. I felt very frustrated and desperate and seriously considered going home specially that the movie had already started around 35 minutes ago. “No, even if you miss part of it, go and watch the remaining part,” I heard myself telling me. And off I headed to the Opera House. The movie Amour tells a love story between two old music teachers. It is very intense and sad. I am glad I finally made it and caught most of it.
Heading to my car in that cold weather drew a smile on my face. God is generous… cold weather and rains. The only time I love Cairo in is in such cold winter nights where people stay at home and I have the streets to myself. In 15 minutes, I was home. I wish I could take a long walk but I knew mama would be dead worried about me. It was lightly raining. I raised my face, felt the cold wind and smiled at the droplets that rested on my eyelashes.
Don’t be bitter or desperate, Mermaid. When amour is there, it always rains.