An American expat living in Duesseldorf, Germany, just about sums it up! If you want to know more, please check out my blog: coldwarradios.blogspot.com.
"If we could fly would there be numbers
apart from the seasons
in sleep I was flying south
so it was autumn
numberless autumn with its leaves
already far below me
some where falling into
the river of day
the invisible surface
that remembers and whispers
but does not tell even in sleep
not this time"
W.S. Merwin | “Without Knowing” | "The Shadow of Sirius"