If you are watching the sky on Friday and spot green balloons, think of Iran.
The planned release of the balloons is right now, at 1:00 pm Tehran time (GMT +4 1/2 hours).
Our Iranian blogger-friend posted this message:
"Are you mad about what has been happening inside Iran these days? Well then take a deep breath... blow it all into a Green Balloon... and wait until Friday afternoon to send it up to the sky, wherever you are on this planet. Millions of Iranians inside Iran are planning to paint the sky green on Friday exactly at 1pm Tehran time. The non-violent green movement is being cracked down on the ground, so lets take it to the sky."
I can't find a balloon picture on short notice, so instead here is "Green Void" in Sydney, Australia. Let's pretend it can fly..
I hope one of the balloons (from Mashhad, for instance) will catch the prevailing winds of change and reach us. Tehran is only 1,569 kilometers, 975 miles, east of Jerusalem.
A year ago I saw this distance in terms of how many minutes nuclear missiles would take to reach us. But during this year two young student bloggers have been putting a more human and humane face on their country.
Thank you for that, M. and S. We pray for you and your compatriots.