The other day, I came across this photograph from 1979 of Mexican and American citizens playing a friendly volleyball match using the border fence as a net. Aside from being a very captivating image, it shows the power of the human being in overcoming the barriers meant to divide us.
The purpose of this wall holds a stark parallel to the purpose of another wall – a wall too high to see over, built from concrete and American tax dollars, and meant to cast a shadow over all of Palestine. Still, even that apartheid wall can be overcome. But how?
So that you can fit through it
Your child can draw it on paper
And you can draw on the actual thing
You can use it to score a goal
Or to sit back and watch a World Cup goal
You can peek through it
You can use surrounding rubble to build a ramp over it
And help a shepherd get to the other side
Or you can just join the flock crossing over the Wall to get to Friday prayers
You can be a famous rock legend like Roger Waters of Pink Floyd
Or you can be as creative as these students and give each slab of concrete a pictorial story
You can try to push it down
Or you can just End Task
Whether you want to go up with friends
Or reach the top on your own
We will overcome the Wall.