don't worry I'll be fine
the story is just beginning
I say goodbye to my weakness
so long to the regret
and now I know that I'm alive"
"Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)"
One degree centigrade. Iron grey skies. Freezing, blasting wind sweeping across Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. (*)
This was officially one of those "You Don't Have To Enjoy It / You Just Have To Fucking Do It" runs.
Which, weirdly, I then sometimes find myself quite enjoying.
I think this is what our brothers and sisters in the military refer to as "embracing the suck".
Here's what I looked liked 30 seconds after getting back [artist's reimagining]:
In ongoing breaking news, not-so-huddling Middle Eastern masses continue their struggle to breathe free:
Violent protest spread across Cairo and other Egyptian cities on Friday as tens of thousands of demonstrators intensified their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak, pouring from mosques after noon prayers and clashing with police who fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons.
The protests came after weeks of turmoil across the Arab world that toppled one leader in Tunisia and encouraged protesters to overcome deep-rooted fears of their autocratic leaders and take to the streets.
In a stunning turn of events, one pitched battle in that city ended with protesters and police shaking hands and sharing water bottles on the same street corner where minutes before they were exchanging hails of stones and tear-gas canisters were arcing through the sky.
The protests across Egypt have underscored the blistering pace of events that have transformed the Arab world… Earlier this month, entrenched autocracies seemed confident of their ability to ride out the protests. But, just two weeks ago, on Jan. 14, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia fled abruptly into exile after weeks of protest, and his departure emboldened demonstrators to take to the streets in other countries. Images of the lowly challenging the mighty have been relayed from one capital to the next…
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