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Day 16

December 9, 2013

(drawing by Maggie Tang)

It’s raining again in Berlin. I think I saw the sun a week ago, but I can’t keep track anymore. I sound like an emo teenager, but I’m not trying to — I just can’t remember the last time I basked in the suns rays. I always remember “basking” (especially in Berlin) and my memory is cloudy around when that occurred last. Cloudy like Berlin, maybe.

Two weeks until I’m in America and I can’t wait. I feel like I need a little break again from the Internet, if not for a week. I will do that soon.

Then, I’ll have a little more time to think and write and take pictures. Maybe even finish another book.

I am trying to talk myself into finishing “the art of travel" and "the power of habit,” but I always end up watching “the office” on Netflix instead.

I listened to Ray LaMontague all day today while it was raining. He sang about how New York was killing him. He just wanted to go back home to the country and hide away in a cabin with his lover and a bottle of Whiskey. Away from the lights and sounds and people. I can relate, Ray.

It’s a recurring theme in my life, but I’m feeling the itch to get away from the city again. Or at least away from the gray. I am hoping that San Francisco brings a bit more light and some new sounds and feelings.

I hope it snows again soon. White blankets of snow are so much better than sheets of rain.

Day 8

December 1, 2013

Sunday morning, waking up to the smell of cigarette smoke in my hair. 

The ghost of whiskey’s past, present in my mouth. I can taste it, bitter and lingering.

Tossing and turning. Gimme water. Gimme food. Gimme shelter.

Sleeping til’ the sun bows to the night, listening to the cars outside, accelerating, the trams sliding along tracks, dogs barking.

Head pounding. Cold pizza, warm tea, soft sheets, long kisses, burrowing into the bed  pretending it’s a cave. An early hibernation for Winter. 


Day 2

November 25th, 2013

I woke up to the smell of coffee and a bright, sunny, blue skied day in Berlin!

What more could you need?

I am hoping for more sun this Winter. In a few weeks Karl and I are heading to Austin, Texas for Christmas and then driving across the American Southwest to San Diego for New Years Eve. From there we will drive to San Francisco. 

I am hoping (and dreaming of) long stretches of America abandoned and populated only by our caravan. A huge trailer and truck attached carrying 4 people and countless dogs through the desert (my mom, Abby & our dogs are coming as well).

I keep thinking of how quiet the nights are in the desert on the road. The cold permafrost that accumulates on the ground and hot breath you can see forming as you let out your dragons sigh. I can’t wait.

Seeing the stars as clear as crystal makes me kinda giddy. Getting away from the city makes me even more giddy. I am just giddy overall.

I can’t wait.