Greetings from Germany. We are back in Frido's childhood hometown, but this time, I am sitting in a tiny house, with a view of the old forest park on one side and a traditional thatched roof on our neighbor's house. In this tiny house, I am moving from a nook of one slanted skylight window above me to another. These skylight windows are typical in Germany and seem to connect me to the world and universe above with so much ease. Rain or shine. I love it here.
A part of the joy in living away from home comes from the reshuffling of my everyday deck. To untether from what I know so well, home, and question the status quo of each action I take. Interestingly enough, for the first time, I am letting the jet lag take its course and enjoying the process of having the sensation of traveling in and out of daytime dreams and nighttime quietness when the world around me is still at 2:30 am. Even after so many years of visiting Germany, my German language doesn't seem to excel the same way my English did when I moved from Japan. So I awkwardly order a cup of coffee and a waffle at a local coffee shop after taking a mid-day break from BK. It's uncomfortable, and I appreciate the feeling of it. The sense of adventure is such a beautiful reminder of how bigger the world is beyond what I might have felt comfortable with thus far.
This month's story from A.C. is about their current A5 setup in TSL Zip Organizer. No matter how many years I trek alongside BK, hearing how others organize their connections with their analogue systems is always exciting and insightful to me. It's a bit like getting to know the person just a little more through the window of analogue. Trina, in her story, is also inviting you to share your analogue lifestyle with her as a part of the dialogue. If you are a "notebook person," please check out her story and read it all the way to the bottom to see her invitation.
On a similar note, this summer, we have shared two Analogue Dialogues so far. It is BK's live video series, where we share our passion for all things analogue in a dialogue format. In the latest episode, Emil and I had fun discussing how our emotional connection with analogue artifacts grows and evolves over time. I hope this series, as well as our ongoing PBJ stories, continue to be a way for our community to get to know us a little more through the window of analogue as well:)
So here we are from the last day in Hamburg; sending warm thoughts to you from our analogue world to yours.
always a work in progress...
Hamburg, Germany // September 1st, 2022
p.s. We are now taking pre-orders for 2023 planners. You can find our 2023 planner picks here! In the coming weeks, we will be adding Traveler's Notebook and Roterfaden 2023 collection as well. Please stay tuned.
**This is from our BK Love Letter for September 2022. If you would like to see the entire love letter we sent to our community, you can browse it via this link.