Growing up, I dreamt of being the love of Omar Sharif's life. Obviously that did not happen. It sadden both my sister and I that he passed today. Love his acting, his looks, his speech, and anything else about him. When I would think about Egypt, two people came to mind - Cleopatra and Omar Sharif. As compatible as Cleopatra was to Julius Caesar, I believe she probably would have been more compatible to Omar Sharif. Now I will take you backwards in my Internet searches.
It stated with Omar Sharif's death and reading about him and one of my favorite movies " Funny Girl." http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/10/entertainment/omar-sharif-dies/ From there I went to the look up Alexandria Egypt, the birthplace of Omar. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Alexandria. I was offended in the information at this site because they stated "Julius Cesar dallied with Cleopatra." As it happens, I am listening to the audiobook "Cleopatra" by Stacy Shiff (http://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/cleopatra-a-life/83726) and have learned a lot about Cleopatra, more than enough to know that she wasn't just dilly dallying around with Cesar. She was way to smart and determined to let something insignificant happen through "dallying around." Other websites of interest or information about Cleopatra can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra, https://librivox.org/cleopatra-by-jacob-abbott/, and William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" at https://archive.org/details/antony_cleopatra_1109_librivox. I enjoy audio books a lot because I can add this to my drive time.
From Cleopatra, I went to this site, a sad site that reminds me how much I need to value today: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/candace-johnson/living-in-the-moment_b_7754246.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592 It also has reminded my how much I love my family and friends.
Today's earrings are another pair of beads made from paper. I liked the findings on these and may have to buy some more different pieces to put together with my paper beads.