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Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Postcard from Babylon

I saw the beautiful Ishtar Gate � yellow bulls and dragons on blue glazed tiles � and then, a short walk away, a remnant of the Berlin Wall, spray paint on concrete. I'm older than one and I can't imagine the age of the other. We know walls don't last forever and mean nothing, so we preserve them and try to explain them when they fall. We heap up on either side of them, before and after them. They last and we dwindle.


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