I started this wonderful online journal three years ago. Reading back into the archives, I have covered a lot of ground - but there are also issues I come back to again and again.
I usually have my eye on what is happening in the world, on the big issues. So, it is a little surprising to me that the "wall" I reference in the title to this post is not the Berlin Wall or the Great Wall of China, but a very ugly, very final wall of concrete block I have recently had to have built in my apartment.
We live in a wonderful space, with wood floors, elegant baseboards, and modern fixtures. When it was first constructed, the contractor put a beautiful arch in wall between a 2 bedroom apartment and a bachelor apartment.
Only problem was the wall we went through was a firewall. And, we found out a few months ago, the wall would have to be put back up.
I kind of feel like my living space has been destroyed right now. But, I know that we can thrive with our new arrangement. I have started to rearrange all the furniture in the resurrected bachelor - which is now an office and laundry area.
I am not usually so glum about such things. I take pride in the fact that I know I will figure out a way to make it a great change.