Fünfundzwanzig

By now it should be clear that I love Germany. No, I haven’t been there; that doesn’t matter. You don’t have to visit the Globe Theater to appreciate the genius of Shakespeare or the Louvre to understand the mastery of Leonardo da Vinci.

Berlin Wall 1961
Twenty-five years has gone so fast . . .

9 November 1989. You remember it like Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy – or King – Assassination, September 11.

Four-year-old me stood in my underwear watching Peter Jennings report live from Berlin and knew that something important was happening.

Berlin Wall ABC News
If I could find a souvenir just to prove the [wall] was here . . .

Others my age don’t remember this. Their earliest memories are of cartoons or animated movies.

I remember the world changing

German Flag Fall of the Wall

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