walking in the drizzle (#8)
Did I mention how dreary the weather is in Berlin at the moment? Rain, rain and following that there will obviously be more rain. I wandered around the neighbourhood on the way to find another doctor I’ve been recommended. I walked hunched, almost with my head bowed, the hood of my coat pulled far down to shield my camera from the drizzle. The streets were wet and the reflections of the street lights flashed at certain angles.
The doctor’s office was in another building with several doctors, just like the house next door. The practice itself was closed – they do tend to have weird hours in Germany -, but I still took my time to look at the other office on the same floor. It was a neurologist with a sleep lab. Immediately all my sleepless nights flashed up in my memory. I walked out into the drizzle again and went to the shop across the street to buy some groceries. I forgot to buy apples, so on the way back I was thinking about muffin recipes. Maybe a few spoonfuls of freshly squeezed orange juice and some orange peels could be substituted for those apples? Worth a try. Almond muffins are now my secret weapon.
Then finally the drizzle stopped. I pushed the hood from my head and started looking up again. The hunched walking in the rain just adds to the dreariness of it all. How low those lights hung and how long all those shadows were. I wish the rain would stop.