you’ve shot an arrow into my heart. I can’t imagine a better place to live with nicer people or more beautiful scenery. Though the first half of this year brought some troubles (especially with my optimistic little New Year’s prediction of 2005 being the best year ever), things are looking up. Work is rewarding and fun, studying is fulfilling, and I’ve found that I have made some very good friends here in the last 2 and a half years. I’m a little sad to take off for a month, but I’ll see you in September!
This weekend I was lucky enough to tag along on not one but two motorcycle rides! Originally, the plan was to go to a biker party, but then we got word that it might really be some kind of Nazi party. Hmm, probably a good one to avoid. So instead we went to the beach on Saturday, then on Sunday to the Sächsiche Schweiz, a national park not too far away from Dresden. We had a really cool hike among cliffs and rocks and uprooted trees following the violent thunder storm on Friday night. It’s rather humbling to walk along those narrow little paths where you can see how a couple days before a giant rock came crashing down the hill, smashing trees as if they were toothpicks. And that rock is just hanging there below the path, waiting for its next opportunity to free itself. See you in America, or in September!