the wall

As we all know, this week is the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. I remember clearly when it happened. I don’t recall any sense of the gravity or amazing-ness of it all: as i understood it then, of course walls came down – that was what we marched / fought / protested for. No oppression was permanent. Everything was possible.

I know better now.

Except the wall came down. How bloody amazing was that?


  1. I recall every detail of that moment. I watched the broadcast at the Lutheran school I went to with my History teacher and our class. We were studying post-war Germany at the time. I guess that adds to the gravity!

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