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  • Our group arrives at the club around midnight, and we stay until 8:00 AM.

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    The sun rose 3 hours prior, and at that moment we were sitting on the water. Many were wearing sunglasses, and if you looked back past the dock you could see people through the large windows, still dancing.

    We somehow surpassed the line upon entrance. Daniel said a few words to the bouncer, of which I couldn't understand, and the velvet rope was unhooked.
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    Walking home I feel weird: my eyes are heavy but my brain is on springs.

    Most shops are open on the way back to the flat. Glancing through one window, hands clutch newspapers. Glancing through another, cocktails slosh to a melody. One spot on the corner has its shutters rolled down and the door shut. Life, bursting inside, is heard throughout the block.

    We stop at a Turkish bakery to pick up an early morning dinner. I put the food in a canvas bag and we finish our journey home.

    I sleep for two hours before catching my flight back to Manchester.

    Descending an escalator at the Bahnhauf Südkreuz, Daniel tells me three things:

    1. Free yourself enough to sing
    2. Play your guitar
    3. Reintroduce yourself to Yoga

    He is my brother now, and I'll always remember the moment he told me; three nights prior, on the couch that made me a Berliner for that one week in June.
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