Inspiration from Zion..
19 February '17..
I can’t believe it’s been twenty years.
I remember it like it was yesterday. It’s not the day itself I remember, just one vivid scene that forever changed me.
I was in 10th grade. Recess. Suddenly the school sound system was broadcasting the news.
They never did that. Sometimes they played music. Usually it was used just to sound the recess bell. Never the news.
Israeli schools are loud. Israelis in general are loud, boisterous, passionate, excitable… Younger Israelis are generally noisier than grown-ups. Israeli schools, because they are made from concrete and don’t have carpeting or furniture that absorbs sound, can be extremely noisy during recess.
Not this time.
There was dead silence. The moment the news began every student froze on the spot. A silent scattering of statues, everyone was listening intently to the report.
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