Endlich Sommer

This song makes me smile all the time. 🙂

The Smiths – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

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Friends

Berlin is a transit city. People tend to come and go, fall in love, getting tired, never bored but exhausted, or simply look for something else – they stay here for 1-2-8 years and then move on. When you decide to stay here forever, one of the biggest challenges you’ll have to get used to is getting used to this dance and learning how to let go and keep close, even if your friends move far away.

I only live here for 21 months, but I already got to know quite a lot of people, who has since then moved back home – even if temporarily -, or moved forward, or simply disappeared.

We are temporary arrangements.

Learning to get high hopes when you get to know someone new and interesting, facing the risk that one day you might would have to let them go is a great challenge.
Being present is key.

White Stripes – We’re Going to be Friends

Perspective

When meeting someone new, you tell your story. Which parts of your story and how much you interpret it depends on the person. It puts things in perspective sometimes, and as the perspective changes over time you realize you’ve aged. Grabbing old memories and cleaning off the dust feels nice though.

Nirvana – Love Buzz

Schlüsseldienst

In Berlin, all the doors have the type of locks that lock the door right away as you close it. Always have the keys with you before you leave, otherwise, you can easily lock yourself out.

I’m glad to have friends who are not afraid to crash at my place if they happened to do so. 🙂

Coco Rosie – R.I.P. Burn Face

The unbearable lightness of being

After returning home, it usually takes a day or two to process all the experiences I collected at home. Today was a lazy day, and a nice evening with a good friend of mine, who again has raised my awareness on how fast things can change and that our perspectives and beliefs can come and go. We are temporary arrangements.

Thanks for the nice walk and talk, Teona!

Oh Wonder – All We Do

Hello Tourist!

This week is a tour – visiting my family in all parts of Hungary gives me a lot of nice views and brings up a lot of great memories. After a visit to the countryside, now I’m enjoying a day by my brother’s, before I head to Budapest again tomorrow.

One week is short.

Emil Rulez – Hello Tourist