It is snowing in Bremen. In November, weird somehow. To see red leaves hanging under a heavy coat of snow. I’m standing at the bus station when a message arrived to my mobile.
“Donald Trump is president of the United States.”
Next too me is a beautiful girl walking up and down, she is talking on the phone. When I hear her perfect american english, I start to listen. Some details stay in my mind.
“I heard it and I was like… Oh my god!”
“I am a non violent person. So that is why I cannot support him.”
“For sure, I know, maybe when he killed their daughter, that they would want the death penalty but what do you think is worse? To die or to stay in a cell?”
“You know, what I’m gonna do now? I will bring Christmas decoration to work! I got so nice stuff, one of these big stars…”
“Nooooo, I got the wrong bag! I grabbed a bag full of plastic bags. Booohhhh, I want to cry!”
I think, she is really nice. Like you and me. Living an easy life.
The bus comes.
I forget her.
Der Schleier legt sich über mich
Und plötzlich seh ich alles so
Schönes Rund der Fragezeichen
Dunkle Kraft der Andersheit
Sein im Nicht-Sein eines gleichen
Ich ohne Eindeutigkeit
Der Sturm fegt durch die Räume
Hebt die Ordnung auf
Revolution der Träume
Schicksal in freiem Lauf
Welt ist irre
Ich bin klar
Wo wie wahr
Mein Verstand hat Hand und Fuß
weiß um seine Pflichten
dass ich zum Kühlschrank gehen muss
und meine Haare richten
Rettet und verdammt
Dieses schaukelndes Boot
Ist am Kentern vorbeigeschrammt
Der Schleier lüftet sich
zum Vorschein kommt der Sinn
Doch ist dies Normen-Ich
I suggest myself as an open-minded person and this is what I want and always wanted to be. Quite convinced of my openness, my friendly curiosity, I check my prejudices twice, well knowing that they are prejudices. I have a love for everything new, especially for people being who they are and random “normal” situations. Sometimes I even end up loving what I dislike. Loving what I actually hate. Loving what I really hate. This is about my kind of writing, distance, art.
So, I am open-minded. But it didn’t prevent me at all from a cultural shock! Continue reading