Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On the Wall

“Personally, I'm against it. There are days when I look up and I see this massive terrible thing, and I think “my god, what have we done?" All over the world, they're tearing walls down-- the Berlin wall crumbled-- and here we are building one up. It's horrifying. But at the same time, there was... “ she paused briefly, considering her words carefully. “So many people have died. There was a cafe just around the corner from here, I mean, I live in Jerusalem, right down the street from here, actually. There was a cafe just around the corner that got bombed. And when I found out that my son in law was right outside when it happened. We're just scared. It's too terrifying to live like that. People wouldn't come out of their homes. We couldn't take it anymore. So I understand why we built it.”

1 comment:

  1. Great post. I love the symbolism. I appreciate all the work you have put into this blog. It's been a fantastic read. Keep it up.