Hamburger Weihnachtsmarkt


It’s the month of Christmas markets again! While I am enjoying being surrounded by lights and decorations in a metropolitan atmosphere this time in Hamburg, I am missing the much cozy, much more familiar (and fluffy and cute) Christmas market in Ulm and the few people I was there with. It is becoming clearer to me every day, that big cities are perfect in providing a hideout for people who just want to be alone. It is definitely one of the main reasons why I love my hometown, Beijing. So going by that logic, I should be able to love it in Hamburg as well. I do not not love this place, but somehow it feels a tad bit lonely, knowing the people I care about are living elsewhere.

I finished another book of Haruki Murakami last week. Here’s a quote I like very much –

… In the deepest recesses of his soul, Tsukuru Tazaki understood. One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true harmony.

Good night, stay warm.

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4 thoughts on “Hamburger Weihnachtsmarkt”

  1. 越是到这个时节就越会伤感。圣诞节在十二月,张灯结彩的,应该是为了在寒冬里给人们一丝慰藉吧,这是我每年走在汉堡街头看见每年都一样的圣诞灯饰而想到的。今天西雅图也下了入冬第一场雪呢!静谧的夜里很是让人想念远方的友人,那些埋藏在心底的话。


    • 是的呢,小小的燈光可以代替早早落山的太陽給人們一些溫暖。去年的聖誕和新年第一次一個人度過,結果陷入了新年綜合症,日記都有記載。哈哈哈。所以說這個時節最好還是和人在一起吧。


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