Really? A blogpost in which I praise Hamburg, spring/summer1 and my life in between?
On one hand, there’s nothing more trivial than the weather. But on the other hand, there’s nothing more elementary. I first realized it some time ago, when there were a few days that felt like summer, but it wasn’t quite there yet. Going by bike to school/work/university is awesome, even in the winter. But in the summer, it really is off the chart. It’s a vivid feeling of freedom and flexibility, I feel in touch with the city and people who live here, I just get into a good mood.2 Just great, I love it. There’s the beach at the Elbe, there’s all the nice places around the Alster. I love days that consist of having a barbecue, having good conversations, drinking some beers and eating delicious, tasty meat.
Here’s the mini-cherry on top of the regular cherry on top of the sundae of awesomeness that is my life:3 I just wrote this, sitting in the sun in front of the lecture hall.
So: Yes indeed.