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