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.