I’m working on a story, and in one scene, a girl is planning to go daven at the Kotel. Suddenly, it hit me. Since the time is unspecified, but not recent, did they even have the Kotel? Here’s how I put it in my notes.
Hang on. It’s hard for me to understand this, but in that era, would they still have the Kotel? Or, I mean, have it yet?
Being so young and living in Chutz La’Aretz, it’s easy for me to take it for granted. But here, for a moment, I didn’t. It suddenly gave me a new-found appreciation for something that I think many of us sometimes take for granted. It’s our anchor, and I realized for a moment how lost we’d be without it.