Almost four years after the fact, it hits me one day in the bathroom. “I live in Germany. I really live here! What the hell?!”
Sure, it may sound obvious to you, but the scurrility of living in another country, in another language, on another continent takes some time to really absorb. And here I am, facing another renewal of my visa, registered at a German address, with a German bank account, German friends, German books, a German gmail account. How did it all happen?