Monday, November 9, 2009

"The Wall is Gone"

Date: November 9, 1989. 

TV Image: U.S. news anchor Peter Jennings live in Berlin.  

Newspaper Headline:  "The Wall is Gone."

Me:  High school student.  (Returned from a trip to East Berlin in August 1989 where we were told "This Wall will never come down.")  Taped the headline above my bedroom window at my parents' house (where it still hangs today) and wrote myself a note:  "Remember this day.  It will change your life."  

It has - in every way.

Today - 20 years later - I celebrate the "peaceful revolutions" and the strength, courage, and perseverance that it took (and continues to take) to change a system and create something new for future generations.  It has been my great privilege to witness the changes over the past two decades and know that if the walls can come down, anything is possible.


Girl on Raw said...

Wow, what a really meaningful post. Such a great statement you have shared. Makes me realise yeah that we can do anything. Thank you :)

Travel Raw said...

Thanks Girl on Raw. I had a grin on my face all day! I can't believe it has already been 20 years! :)

The Robertsons of Mumbai said...

Man, that makes me feel old! Seriously, though, this is a perfect reminder not to give up hope, no matter how great the obstacles may seem.