Before my flight back to London, I organized a ticket to visit the new Michael Arad Memorial. I have tracked the site and while I knew about the pools, I did not expect to be so moved and ‘blown away’. The line you have to take en route to security makes you slow down and appreciate where you are, so I was in the right state of mind to appreciate the sunken reflective pools made of granite. Water cascades from each north and south pool, and the sound is part of the hypnotic experience. A bronze border is inset with the names of all the people who lost their lives. This is so powerful, personal and you can understand why Arad also calls it a place for meditation.