Tuesday, February 18, 2003

wailing wall

I was waiting for an appointment yesterday, in a kind of meditative state, and a strong image rose up in my mind of writing a prayer on a piece of paper and putting it in the Wailing or Western Wall in Jerusalem. I've been to Jerusalem once, more than 20 years ago, so today I looked the wall up to refresh my memory. It seems ironic to me that there are now two webcams of the wailing wall. The same sites accept messages to be placed in the wall. I find that for me it is an image of answered prayers, though that seems strange given how hopeless is the situation in the middle east.

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