If I was 20 years younger, I would go for it. Rainer is looking for someone who would guarantee the future of Lütt Mattes, the really incredibly amazing unbelievable music venue and put in Garding, we heard tonight when we went there for the first time in years.

We’re getting up late, we go for long walks, we waste time just sitting around, we don’t really get anything done. We drink beer and Apfelschorle, eat crisps and Bratwurst. We wonder through the streets, along the beach, on top of the Deich. Pádraig is enjoying new adventures in eating and drinking, revisiting places and meeting people he hadn’t seen for a long time.

We have stepped out of our daily routine. There’s nobody coming to the house, there’s nobody we have to go to and meet. There are no meetings. There are (almost) no phone calls. It’s Saturday and we’ll be going to Garding’s one and only live music pub, the first time since we stopped coming here when Pádraig left the Schön-Klinik in January 2015.

There are hints of happiness, a scent of good times.

Looks like we’re having holidays

The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun”
Christopher McCandless