It’s evening. My dad calls me into his room with a tone of anxious excitement and shock. When I go in, he’s in front of the TV. This is what the two of us see:
Sparky tells me that I was looking at the Berlin Wall. I had learned about that in school and knew of its significance. The two of us watch in awe as the people dance and cry and sing on top of the wall that just the day before was unapproachable. The TV announcers are as awed as the rest of us. Sparky tells me he never thought he would live to see this day.
I am watching history with my dad. And I gain another significant lesson in sharing important life moments with my own kids.
Share history and make it real. It matters to those you share it with.