When walls tell stories

It may seem like I’m a little obsessed with the wall around Bethlehem and perhaps I am. Oddly enough, it was the non-religious aspects of the Holy Land that intrigued me most. The Golan Heights, the Dead Sea, the Wall. What that says about the state of my religion is anyone’s guess. I’ve been trying to figure out why a church-going Catholic might have had difficulties in the holiest of holy lands and have come to the conclusion that the pundits were right. I must be of the pick’n’mix variety. But I digress.

Back to the wall.

IMG_8525 (600x800)IMG_8545 (800x600)In addition the graffiti, there are posters depicting snapshots of the lives of those who live there. They tell their own story. I’ve posted a few here, those that resonated most, and can’t help but believe that any one of them would touch the hardest of hearts.

IMG_8452 (589x800)IMG_8456 (600x800)IMG_8460 (600x800)IMG_8497 (600x800)IMG_8505 (600x800)IMG_8499 (600x800)IMG_8510 (600x800)IMG_8521 (600x800)I hope so, too.

 

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  1. ola66
    ola66 says:

    What a good post, thank you. The Christmas tree and presents behind the wall says so much. Clearly the posters have all been put together by one Palestian organisation…….all good messages/stories, did you understand what the background of that organisation was?

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