As I drove across town listening to NPR's special coverage yesterday I couldn't help smiling, repeatedly, as I heard the joy and sense of accomplishment in protesters' voices. I was especially struck by the comments of one observer -- he noted that events in Egypt provided the world with proof that peaceful protest really could effect change. Terror wasn't necessary; therefore, oppressed peoples needn't feel terror is their only option. I hope this is an idea that spreads.
Here's hoping Egyptians are able to successfully make their way through the tricky process of establishing a government that will meet the needs of all its people.