Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

cheers to november

who are you,little i

(five or six years old)
peering from some high

window;at the gold

of november sunset

(and feeling:that if day
has to become night

this is a beautiful way)

ee cummings

let the walls fall down

I have been feeling nostalgic for this anniversary. It's funny, I really don't know or understand much about the Berlin Wall or the circumstances around it's demise. I was 5 when it fell and remember it only vaguely. Thinking about it feels like recalling a dream and realizing that what you had believed to be a historic moment was really just a scene from Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Much like the Lower School's "Paid in Full" stamp, some things you see as a little kid stick with you. Would it be redundant to say that this event is pretty much the symbolic theme of my life?