Monday, 9 November 2009

walls come tumbling down

Lots taking place today in celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago. A book that springs to mind when I think about this momentous event is Ian McEwan's Black Dogs; the black dogs of the title are a metaphor of the potential for violence, corruption and perversion in modern Europe as the book ranges from events during the second world war to the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

Here's something else that the collapse of the Berlin Wall brings to mind even though it was recorded several years before; Paul Weller and The Style Council's Walls Come Tumbling Down.

And if you are looking for a liturgical rite to celebrate the bringing down of the wall you can do no better than this from the Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley.

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