April 12, 2013
The nature. Düsseldorf is a very green city, with plenty of parks, and the river flows through it like a big artery. It's gorgeous, and you are so close to the green. On the other hand, compared to Sweden, my native country, there is very little green in Germany, or at least the green has to be shared with a lot of people, and everything is very organised and structured, you can't just stop and walk into the forest, there may be a fence closing your path off.. There are not a lot of big forests for you to get lost in, but I really believe that Germany, or at least my adopted home town, Düsseldorf, is far better at having parks that are open and used by everyone.
Moving around, not sitting still. Although of course there will be a degree of sitting still as well, but not like today. I will study Chinese and I will study some other topics to prepare for my future changes, but there will be another type of flexibility - or at least that's what I hope for.
Freedom. Not the least from things. I am working hard on de-cluttering, and it is creating a lot of energy and is very liberating. I realise I have been carrying too much stuff with me, in more than one way.
The sea! I miss being close to the sea more than you can imagine, more than I could imagine. In the beginning I didn't notice it, didn't see it, until I got to the sea and could smell the salt in the air, but with time it has become more and more clear to me how much I really miss it. I cannot be so far from the sea again, not for a longer period of time - I need the sea and the open water to feel good.