Well folks, it has come to this: Yigal Amir, the murderer of Yitzhak Rabin, has been permitted to have a 10 hour conjugal visit with his wife, Larissa Trimbobler, for the purposes of pro-creation. Apparently murderers of people and national dreams have the right to procreate, according to the Israeli High Court, and since fertility treatments weren’t effective and may have been physically harmful to Larissa, the prison authorities have agreed to facilitate the conjugal visit.
The happy couple will enjoy their marital and conjugal bliss inside a room within the prison. Ms. Trimbobler may bring some personal effects as well as dried fruits and cookies and Yigal Amir may bring some kosher food. We can assume that there will be some crying and joy involved even though all Amir could muster at his own sentencing for murder was a smirk.
My problem is that the room seems a little bare. After all, this may be one of the few times in their entire lives that the couple will have the chance to be together and surely they would seek more than this unadorned room and bed. If there were enough time, we could send over some of the designers from Home & Garden TV channel to redo the space. For example, I would think a large framed photo of Yitzhak Rabin above a large framed Hebrew quotation of that commandment, you know the one…don’t murder, would be perfect on the wall overlooking their bed. Needless to say, the color red, representing Rabin’s spilled blood, would be splashed liberally around the room in places such as the sheets or the walls. The bathroom can be wallpapered with images of crying Rabin family members and all the lamps in the room can have long cords shaped like hanging nooses. Above, on the ceiling, I would write in large capital Hebrew letters in biblical script: MURDERER. That way, when Amir is resting after the act, he can look at it and when Larissa is in the act, she can look at it.
I feel sorry for Ms. Trimbobler that she fell in love with a vicious, unreprentant murderer, but she should know that this room is a room of death, not of life. Oh yeah, Amir’s family is happy for him but they and Ms. Trimbobler are unhappy that the details of this conjugal visit have been made public. I think they are forgetting their son is a public figure by his own choice.