The biggest walls on Shotwell Street aren’t the walls of the houses that keep some on the dry and others on the wet side. They also aren’t the walls that keep some of its residents rich and others poor. No, the biggest walls on Shotwell and so many other streets in this world are the walls of the mind that keep us from seeing our common human longing for love and understanding. Because they are invisible they are so hard to see, keeping us cowering at our own vantage point. And yet, since these biggest of all walls are invisible, they are also easy to see through, if only we overcome our fear to get up and look. Have you ever climbed your own walls?

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Sven Eberlein

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