My task for the Syria Valentine project was to figure out how to get in touch with "the Syrian Revolution." Needless to say I was a little intimidated. Locating and connecting with activists, conveying the project's sentiments, and finding a way to get our words of support to people on the ground was challenging. A week and a half ago, I never would have dreamed we would be able to make such a human connection purely though the internet, social media and email. But just since Amanda's blog was posted yesterday, we have received even more feedback from Syrian activists about our Valentine! The words are so heartfelt that I just had to share it with you.
"Hi Julia... Thanks a lot for all your efforts as well! It was a great experience to go through all those comments of all those great souls. I'm sorry I couldn't contact you earlier than this, but it was difficult for me to send the card yesterday as the internet was really bad and we experienced a 12-hour power cut, believe it or not! As for me, I loved the whole experience and as I mentioned in my blog 'I just want to thank the global spirits who initiated and signed the card. I'm proud of them just as much as they are proud of the Syrian people. I'm also proud of all who can support the Syrian with a feeling, a prayer, a piece of action, or more!' and I want to add that I feel that this is what it's all about as the big word here is COMPASSION...Thanks again Julia, from my heart."