Why would I ever Want to Move
The Saturday market is so much fun. I sample so much fruits, have small conversation with the sellers, the seller explaining to me the products they have if I find it to be unusual. People remember your name and when they do not they remember what you typically buy at the market, store, and little restaurant. For example I have two Donner places I typically go to eat only if I am in the area. Why not go somewhere else…only because these two places know exactly what I like and how I like it without me opening my mouth. Both places I keep conversation with and joke around with. One place in particular I am compassionate with. It was my first Donner shop when John and I move here. Donners for one whole month was our dinner and sometime lunch. We had no refrigerator, stove, heck we were living in a hotel until we could find something call home. When I first came here, I only knew a few sentences in Deutsch. Everyday when I went to the Donner shop the guy who is part owner taught me a new word. Each day I build sentences with the words he taught me. He had so much patience with me and was helpful. How many people would spend their time trying to teach a person the language for free? Not many. I really need to go visit him. It has been a while since I last stop in to chat and say hello.
Not only the people are nice but it is the feeling as if your in a fairytale. I am being so serious. When you walk in the stadtmitte (city center) there is always something going on. Like the Weihnachtmkt (Christmas Market), two times out the year a few blocks of Flohmarket vendors (used books, clothes, and etc), Strawberry, Onion, and Wine fest. I always see someone playing the violin, a keyboard, or one of those musical instruments that you pull in and out to make music. A person with donkeys for children to ride on, demonstrators, the kehrwocke woman making her speech of complaint and jokes. There is always something going on.
Before I came here people told me how much I would not like Germany and demand to go back to America. It was not like that with me. We pick a very good place in which I love. I am happy in my home even though it could use some gold curtains for privacy, but I can live with out. I have great neighbors who some also became my friends. I live in walking distance of stores, festivals, and the train station. I live driving distance 5 minute from a beautiful castle and perhaps 30 minutes walking distance. Everyday is a new experience and a day to explore. Germany is my home for life and I hope Esslingen will be too so why would I want to move?