The most fragile of all walls,
               and the most improbable to break through.
        they have to be lifted,
                       all too slowly,
                                     all too gradually.
  Only through the powers of persuasion can a new vision be introduced.
  Year after year.
  Decade after decade.
  It takes a long time
                     for those who have been so willingly blind,
                                                              to learn how to see again.
  Oh, yes.
       It will take me a long time, indeed,

                                  to learn how to live again.

April 13, 1997