Off to Berlin for a week! I’m excited. If all goes well, I will be seeing Der Rosenkavalier (twice!) which should be fun. And going to museums and walking around and eating and drinking – I do normal things on vacation as well.
I have gotten so used to living in a warm climate that I nearly forgot to pack a hat and gloves. Felt sort of ridiculous – but I did remember in the end. I went to college in New England and graduate school in New Jersey, so I do have some experience with temperatures under 40F, but it’s startling how quickly one gets calibrated to a milder climate.