One of the times I got permission to leave … ::s::
For New Years 1989 I took a trip
Through god-forsaken tank-training grounds called “East Germany”
I had permission to be absent
I traveled with my supervisor and my girlfriend
I recall a fight in a bar at the dawning of the new year
I recall the ‘Berlin apartment’ I spent a night or two in – there was a baby I think
Was it Pam’s brother Mike? Details lost to time …
We spray painted the Berlin Wall … initials & a plea for peace
Can’t say what we asked caused the future, but January 1989 was the last time I was in West Berlin
By the end of that year, the Wall had fallen.

Berlinermauer.jpg
Berlinermauer” by Noirhttp://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Bethanien06.jpgOriginal source: “selbst fotografiert”. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

25 years on from a 20 year-old’s recollection of a time that seems quite dark and foreign now.

caio,
:: s :: | vivere militare est |

“Keep Calm and Carry On” or “Keep Calm … and Cupcakes!”

{11:25p + 9Nov2014 = Late Sunday || Falling Back by Washed Out from John In the Morning’s 27October204 show, streamed from KEXP }