Tear Down This Wall

no matter how grand 
every wall falls to wind, storm 
and time 

Copyright 2022 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: In Ireland, castles, churches and abbeys lay in ruins throughout the countryside, and the cold Atlantic wind scoured the stones. The pubs were warm and full of color. These photographs were taken at an Abbey and a pub in Ennis, County Clare. I borrowed my title from Ronald Reagan, who famously asked Mr. Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987. I was reminded why we cannot let go of the past — because we carry it with us in our minds and bodies. Reminders surround us. But we also have ways to release the pain, even if briefly, and there’s a magic to that. May any load you carry and the griefs your body remembers feel a bit lighter today.


11 thoughts on “Tear Down This Wall

  1. Pingback: ReBlogging ‘Tear Down This Wall’ – Link Below | Relationship Insights by Yernasia Quorelios
    • Yes, the feelings remain long after we forget what was said. It’s sad that it’s so much easier to remember the bad things and the pain, but I suppose there’s an evolutionary reason for it. Pain is more important to our survival than joy. There’s irony there, too.

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