Small signs in public toilet spaces

Small signs on a Czech train (Berlin to Prague) informing passengers not to place trash into the the toilet. I love that they have icons of an apple core, aluminium cans, and I think a toothpaste tube.

Small signs like this often exist in public toilet spaces. A toilet is designed for human waste/fluids. It’s not a trash bin, but sadly passengers have used it as such and train staff had to deal with it. A good example of awareness, or lack of awareness on the part of train participants. What is obvious to some, is not obvious to others.

Today marks 3 years living in Berlin. 

Today marks 3 years living in Berlin.

My collection of used tea leaves continues to grow. As I drink and share tea, then dry the leaves, I also take time to handle them as they move through each stage of drying. The mix changes over time as I consume teas of different types and origins. There is always so much color and texture to see and feel in the leaves. They remind me of the cycles, slow and fast, that we go through with having different people come and go in our lives, taking care of work and life duties, having fun, being down, and so on. Above all, I am happy to have my health, tools, and the right people in my life to keep going, drinking, collecting, and reflecting.

Thank you to everyone near and far, you have been part of it in some way.

And thank you for being a friend.