One season into the next
Photodrop: Autumn–winter, Germany (mostly Berlin), 2023
Hello, I’m Emily, and this is a newsletter about how we seek and tell stories to make sense of a rapidly changing world & our personal and collective place in it.
I’ve been wanting to write about Berlin. Not so much on the level of serious journalistic curiosity yet (though there’s plenty keeping me curious), but more a kind of personal accounting, how I came to it and how I’ve started to find my way around it. Often, though, when you know a place will play a larger role in your life in times to come, is beginning to, when every return builds on the last one, it can be a more complicated task to put into actual words how you feel about it. I’ll come around to it soon enough, perhaps in the order of fragments, as that has been my experience of the city, but for now, here’s a belated photodrop to round up the end of 2023. It’s mostly vibes I want to remember, now that I’m back in KL, where the texture of life again feels very different…
Dear readers, being able to take you with me, every step of the way, means a great deal. Please sign up if you would like to receive more letters like this in your inbox and to support my writing and curiosity. You can also make a paid subscription. Thank you!