25 Years

25 years ago today I was in Germany visiting one of my sisters and her family. We were nowhere near Berlin, but let me tell you, the sound of that wall being chipped at and the sounds of pieces and then sections falling, resonated through the entire country. I swear we could feel the reverberation of those pieces and sections hitting the ground, even as each one fell. The impact, both real and symbolic, was deafening. And breathtaking.

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. ~Jacob A. Riis

What a wonderful moment for that stone cutter to have, realizing that that one hundred-and-first strike was made, and realizing that the first 100 were the foundation for the last. For all those striking that wall a hundred times and then, suddenly, after yet one more strike, when that wall cracked and broke and finally fell, continue striking, for those strikes have built and will continue to build a new today.

The best way out of a problem is through it. ~Author Unknown

Carry on.

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