I didn't know why I wanted to go for a walk this morning. Or why I needed to know. I found out by setting off.
In the four weeks I was away, spring came to Berlin. Blossom, bright green new leaves, longer evenings - I had noticed these changes immediately. Walking, I realised that the light has changed qualitatively too. The sun is higher in the sky. It makes sharper shadows. It shines in different places on familiar streets.
Unexpected resonance between the cobbled pavement and a crocodile skin accordion case (what else?) outside the antique shop:
I needed to walk to set myself back into the place as it is now.