Now this was something I had never seen before… and it seemed especially out of place on a playground. It was a caterpillar. Not a normal caterpillar though; this one was 7 feet tall, about 100 feet long, and it had a skin that was 12 inches thick. Not to mention that it was made out of steel-reinforced concrete. It was just one more thing to add to the list of paradigm-shifting experiences that took place on our trip with the David Project to areas that have been at the forefront of the Israeli-Arab conflict for decades.
The bus rolled up at 8:30am, filled with girls from the Pnimiyut Seminary in Tel Aviv, our travel companions for the day. We climbed on-board and filled every empty seat with our backpacks and peanut butter sandwiches in hand. We rolled away amidst realizations of the fact that we were completely leaving the comfort zone.… Read the rest