Yesterday I joined the candlelit march across the Rainbow Street in Jabal Amman and I must say I thought it was really nice. People gathered up at Wild Jordan Cafe where they were showing Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”, then at 8.30 the switch was turned off -really, there was a switch to turn the light off the entire street- and people walked around the street a couple of times with their candles and gathered back again at the Cafe till the lights were turned back on. The Minister of Environment Khaled Irani was also there and he walked along with the crowd.
Although the weather was pretty cold, and keeping the candles lit was almost impossible, the scene from Jabal Amman with the lights turned off and with the ambiance of the candles was beautiful. Maybe overall, it didn’t provide the awareness it ought to have, but I think given it’s our first year doing this, it wasn’t so bad. Baby steps, I suppose.
I couldn’t take any pictures (the grainy one on the right is the best thing I could take with my mobile camera), but I’ll post if I receive any.