There ought to be silence

bureaucracy

This is one of the first shots I took after coming to Berlin. Just found it on my hard drive again. Coming back to your own country can be somewhat a pain in the ass, because you have to register yourself at the citizen centre, the employment agency, get yourself a tax number and so on. If you’re from Germany you can imagine what a hassle that is. German bureaucracy … and you thought we’re efficient over here. But at least they offer a nice view from the 13th floor … and since I’m now fully back in the system, I hope they won’t bother me too much.

put the needle on the record

I’ve been away for the past 4 days, but now i’m back in town, back on my diary and also back just in time for the weekend. Talking about going away … has always helped me to solve problems or to overcome obstacles. In this case it’s probably more the overcoming of obstacles of moving to a new city and starting a new life. Not always an easy task but as I said earlier it would be boring otherwise. Coming from a city where summer is endless, life uncomplicated and friends the best in the world to new city is definitely a challenge. But change is always good! Going into the distance and look at things from far away helps me to see things more clearly and points out certain features that I might have missed, because I was too close and somehow overwhelmed. Anyway, it’s good now the way it is and I can say: put the needle on the record and bring it on