an American in Germany: a blog about culture, language, society
Saturday, January 7, 2012
rain, rain go away.
Seriously. Enough of this already. It's been weeks and weeks. I feel like I'm trapped in Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day." Every day it is rainy and gray. Sometimes we'll get maybe an hour of blue sky, then the clouds pull over again.
The only redeeming thing is that it helped get rid of the disgustingness that was post-Silvester Berlin (and street-cleaners did their part, too). Ew. Really. The mush of cardboard fireworks boxes, champagne bottles, broken champagne bottles, broken beer bottles, sparkler-ends, Christmas trees...(By the way, I heard Germans spent 15 million EUR privately on fireworks. They were setting them off everywhere.) While walking around, Michael quoted DeNiro from Taxi Driver, "Some day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets." Well, he is getting it...