Thomas and Iris left again home to Wiesbaden. It is nice to have these friends, this love. Yesterday and today we realized that the days are getting longer now. The sky is nicely bright until half past nine and starts darkening only in the next half an hour. When I was in Germany for the first time I was very surprised about this because in summer in India it does not get dark much later than in winter. It is maybe one hour difference. But here and when I was in Sweden it was even more surprising that there is light nearly the whole night through.
I did not know much about Germany when I came here the first time. I did not even know where exactly that is. Nobody had really told me anything about it, many things surprised me and I did not know much. Once, it was in the second year of my journeys in Europe, a friend from London called me and asked: "Where are you at the moment?" And I replied: "In Europe." He laughed. "But Europe is very big! You will know a bit more exactly where you are?" But I could not tell him. I was brought to and picked up from airports and train stations and could not remember any cities or places.
It doesn't really matter where you are. You create your own place everywhere. I told yesterday that I am not a tourist. I do not do sightseeing anyway and I have no orientation in a city even if I have been there several times. I do not give much importance to this. Being somewhere but not knowing where you are. We are on the same planet, under the same sky, on the same earth.