Mister Pop has too cultures, one he will know better than the other. Or not. This depends on what adults are ready to do to make him belong here and there.
He is whole in his difference. He belongs to two countries. And for me he is as much French as Egyptian. No half. No difference.
Today he is still very young, his heart does not know boundaries exist. Tomorrow people might ask him to choose. I don’t want him to have to do this. It won’t be fair. I want him to always remember he did not come by accident, he comes out of love. It is our love that allow this miracle to happen, no matter what came up afterwards.
Yesterday something happened to Egypt and I wonder. What will come next? What do people expect? One man couldn’t change many years of corruption. I don’t care whether this new president was good or not. Some liked him. Others did not. This is always like this. The problem is Egyptian want a chance and they want it now. But they don’t understand one man has limited power. Only God can everything.
They pushed the army out 2 years ago. And the army is back on the scene. They only seem to want things to happen right now. But this is not enough. For things to work, we need to see beyond today. Egyptian don’t seem ready to make sacrifices any more. They wish for a President who will give them every single thing they want right NOW.
I just hope this beautiful country, Mister Pop’s country will grow, changes will be done for the best. I hope this country will give him a chance. I want us to be able to walk freely into the streets of Cairo, Alexandria. I want him to be able to see this village, where a part of my heart still lives, go up the stairs, follow the marks my feet left on the ground and meet his family, this other part of him he will miss one day. I want him to be welcome with his accent and his Christian name. Faith belongs to the heart. When the time comes he will choose his beliefs. In the meantime, he belongs to both religions. No half. No difference.
Between red, blue and black, there is PEACE.