Monday, April 4, 2011

Closed For Spring Cleaning

With the fresh blossoming of Spring, Libya has decided to embark on some serious cleaning.

It's not just dust we're dealing with here. It's something as confusing as Rubik's Cube and as horrific as what a Tsunami would cause to a Nuclear reactor.

In a domestic Libya, we tend to clean on a regular basis, the initial reason being the unexpected popping in of guests every now and then. A typical Libyan day would be as such: Morning, breakfast, school for kids, work for employees, TV/neighborhood errands/nap...etc for housewives, afternoon, lunch, nap, random cleaning (my fav part is scenting the house with Bukhur *used in Arabia*)... then waiting for someone to drop by :D

This might sound over the top, because for some, a month can go by without a chance to entertain, when for the others it's literally the above.

Bottom line: it is a top priority within a Libyan household to keep things neat and tidy (the case is important especially when the majority of the family are females :] ). I don't want anybody who's from a different region to grimace while reading this, to defend, it's not everyday something's being told about Libya... please give us leave to express!! *sniff*

In recent days, we've been hearing loads of stuff about members of Gaddafi's regime defecting and fleeing the country. The one that made headlines was Libya's former minister of foreign affairs, Moussa Koussa, can you believe that he was born in Benghazi?? And... can you believe that I never heard of or seen this guy before in my life until the day he defected?? I tend to over look things that are of insignicifance, and with Koussa's case, it was a mere coincidence.

I'm sure many others share the same experience.

So, next in line, there was word of Ali Treki (he's 73!!!!), Shukri Ghanem (almost 70!!) and Abu Zeid Dorda (on the way...) leaving Libya shortly after Koussa, in an attempt to leave the fallen regime.

As humans, it is our nature to not believe things that are told (Divine matters are an exception) unless we see something tangible and hear it if possible. So, this is what we're all waiting for. For these men to come out and make a statement for the world to hear. And the same goes to Eman Al Obeidi's case... we do not believe till we see.

My friend yesterday asked whether it was possible, at all, for me to go back to Misurata at the time being (naive, I know ^_^ but it's always good to ask). That strictly a "No, no."

Because... untill all the snakes, rats and creepy crawlies are irradicated from Libyan coil... Libya is closed for Spring cleaning.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hana S.

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