A Daily Feature | سلسلة يومية
This is an extraordinary time, wrote Carol Sansour to, among many others, the American writer Joe Linker, and I would like to document it by means of testimonies from you and others around the world. I would appreciate it if you could answer those four questions in whichever form you see fit (preferably a short video):
What is the most pressing thought/idea you are having these days;
What are you hopeful for (personally and for the human race);
What scares you;
How are you spending your time (please indicate if you are on lockdown or not)?
My response took the form of a folk song because the virus comes without boundaries,
and while Folk originates in a particular place and time, it travels, and becomes universal.
There are four simple verses to the song, each in answer to one of your questions:
“The Hotel Cairo Cosmopolitan Talking Blues”
Well, I don’t know what to think these days,
walking around in a purple haze,
praying for peace and happiness,
hoping the finish rubs off on me.
I’m not afraid of nothing, yet still I fear
children walking by dressed in tears.
I’m spending my time making up these rhymes,
homeword bound going round and round.