Fences and Walls

Papa - Belleville, Michigan
Entered on February 15, 2009
Age Group: 65+
Themes: setbacks
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Fences and Walls

Over history, there have been people who think that they need to keep out other people. That has been a problem over our history. The Great Chinese Wall, the Berlin Wall, and now our newly, now constructed “Fence” between our neighbor! And, over these many years, many of us still think that way. But, our WORLD is getting much “SMALLER“! Our “thinking” stuff has to be working better now. Otherwise, humans will not be able to work through the problems that we need to think about.