And then there’s Neukölln


I think today I arrived to the Berlin way.  I had a 3 hour lunch with Astrid,  sitting on the edge of the sidewalk.  She insisted on dropping me off at her favourite hamburger place,  where I had the sweet potato chips.  Then I walked to the community garden at the old airfield.  Which was beautiful.


Then a fabulous vanilla ice cream at Mos Eisley. Wandering. Sun kissed from the garden,  linking creamy vanilla heaven,  I got it.  The grace that is summer.  The urgency of slowing down.

And then I found Cafe Lux,  the most serene Cafe I’ve been to like ever.  Serene people,. Long and short tables,  well-shapednseating,  perfect coffee. 


Silences in history. Silences by code. Silences of fear. You already know that Tango’s silences can be sublime and they can be devastating.

What I do in my blog is use myself as a lens – sometimes a microscope, sometimes a telescope. I try to be as honest with myself and you as words concede. Then I try to find a deeper meaning and imagine a pathway for us.

A blog post can be a fragment, a wisp of inspiration, an outline for thinking. A book must complete and reconcile it all. Now I drag the social scientist to the scene to enumerate the facts of the case, the mystery which brought both stardom and tragedy to my life.

I invite you to join my resolution to take a look at the dark silences of Argentine Tango in our lives. It’s time.


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