Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Back to Europe:

I am back in Europe, where I have currently taken up residence in Berlin, Germany for the week. Berlin is a city that was 'cool' about eight years ago. Now people just come here for the generic 'Berlin' experience, as most people tend to do when they come to any large city. I'm seeing the true Berlin though, through the eyes of locals and others who can show me many places and spaces I would otherwise overlook. After being in the USA for a week, it feels slightly strange, yet also very comforting, to be back in Europe. I felt very out of my element in Ohio and for the most part felt as if I were an observer; yet an observer who strangely knew all local customs and clichés. I feel at home on the Continent, as well as in the USA; my life resides in Europe, and at the moment, that is where my home is. It is currently a winter wonderland here in Berlin, and everything is covered in snow. It's both comforting and cold.