I see I wasn’t the only human awake at 4:30 am today.
After 6 weeks of heavy snow and freezing temperatures, Berlin is finally thawing. Here’s a list of the things I saw emerging from the ice in Gorlitzer Park today:
-Bottle of Jaegermeister
-Severed claw of a large bird
-Disintegrating firework casings
-More dog shit than I care to contemplate
-A tiny tuft of fresh grass that reminded me of that Creepshow episode where Stephen King plays a hillbilly who discovers a smoking meteor and then blows his brains out with shotgun.
-A blond girl in leather pants sprawled across the filthy, frozen fountain after falling off her bike.
-Purple child-sized mitten.
-Pile of soggy bread rolls.
-Deflated soccer ball.
Just another day in Berlin.