Trailblazers of the past and the future

Exploring the antiquities of Egypt is an experience I will long remember. I recommend the experience to anyone interested in archeology, ethnology, religion, or just plain people watching.

Our last excursion was a dinner cruise down the Nile River. What a perfect way to end our week in Cairo. As I viewed the colored lights on the tall hotels, the ferries jetting back and forth, and the old and new structures of all kind at the shore, I appreciated how much there is to learn about humankind and its quest to thrive.

Seeing Muslims and Christians living side by side peacefully – however, I am told it is not so easy in smaller towns of Egypt. Observing women being mothers, wives, career women, and girlfriends just having fun as they dress in many variations of cultural and religious attire, reminded me that as much as we are different, beyond our diversity is the desire we all have to be safe, to be loved, to be respected and to achieve.

Egyptians are at a crossroad of new and old as they determine who their next president should be. They will have to determine if they will continue to be the trailblazers of this region of the world.

Will they have the courage to take the risk to do what is right, and not just what is convenient? Will they be able to balance their rich historical contributions to humankind while they trail blaze their journey through the twenty first century?

Hum, it just makes me wonder…