A reporter goes to Israel to cover the fighting. She is looking for something emotional and positive and of human interest. Something like that guy in Sarajevo who risked his life to play the cello everyday in the town square.
In Jerusalem, she heard about an old Jew who had been going to the Wailing Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time. So she went to check it out. She goes to the Wailing Wall and there he is! She watches him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turns to leave, she approaches him for an interview.
“Rebecca Smith, CNN News. Sir, how long have you been coming to the Wailing Wall and praying?”
“For about 50 years.”
“What do you pray for?”
“For peace between the Jews and the Arabs. For all the hatred to stop. For all of our children to grow up in safety and friendship.”
“How do you feel after doing this for 50 years?”
“Like I’m talking to a blankety-blank wall.”