Sheer elation. Indescribable admiration. A sense of pride. But most of all, awe.
They pulled it off. And how!
If you ever doubt that you can make a difference, take a leaf out of Egypt's latest papyrus. They have irrevocably changed the course of history in the Middle East!
For the past 18 days we watched, cheered & cried in desperation & frustration as the fortitude & resilience of the protesters was challenged time & time again.
The culmination of their sheer determination & national pride was inspirational.
That people of all walks of life could be so united & connected helped renew our faith not only in humanity but in our very ethnicity.
Long reputed to be Om il-Donya (Mother of the World), Egypt delivered. They have reunited Arabs with their essence and more importantly reminded us that human dignity & freedom are basic rights that we are all entitled to.
People power in the age of social media is no longer a myth. We can make a difference. Small ripples lead to huge changes.
"Yes we can" has been usurped by "Yes we did!" . Egyptian's have walked the talk and set a role model not just for Arabs but for people everywhere.
Clearly the road to Egypt's liberation from 30 years of regime abuse & corruption will take time but when 80 million people share the same vision & aspirations, they can move pyramids, literally.