If I were superstitious, I would have said that the evil eye has hit the Libyan bloggers. A month before Valentine's Day, a larger than usual number has caught the heartbreak bug, and the bigger than life problems’ caravan. It's a bullet train sweeping everything in its path, men and women being equally affected.
Let's start by Romana, a lively young woman. Now when you click on her link this is the message that greats you ” this blog is open to invited readers only”. This to me means that she is in the process of waiting before taking the drastic action of deleting her blog.
Libyan Violet has started a story called “Love is hard“, in which she seems to struggle with betrayal :
” Then she let out a primeval wail, breaking the dams in her heart, her eyes overflowed and she thought she would die from the pain that racked her in waves. Her whole body started shaking and she was immediately drenched in sweat. She wanted to crawl under a rock to die, but she died inside one more time” .
PH, from My Personal Space, has a mysterious title “open your heart”. Here are excerpts from the lyrics of the song he is sharing:
“Am I happy today,
Am I lonely tomorrow
Everything depends on you
And Ive been waitin
For the angels to knock on my door
Ive been hopin
That everything could be like before
Open your heart
And tell me whats wrong”
Although he starts his post with a joke about Libyan employees, it looks more like a deterring strategy that does not succeed in hiding the overwhelming sadness of the message.
Safia Speaks has gone suddenly silent as a black and blue colour theme with the sentence “there will be no more blogging” ( indicative of a very serious issue) has replaced her bright green wallpaper.
The Libyan blogosphere has lost a lot, and we wish her good luck and hope she and the others will come back soon.
Lastly, Highlander latest post called “desperation” is very worrying especially when she asks whether “death is the only exit”.
” You pray and dream that you have died everynight you go to bed only to wake up to the same reality: that of the thorns that started to encircle your heart and the ice that is creeping in..”
Indeed the atmosphere is quite sad.
Libyan bloggers please cheer up – tomorrow is another day!