In our Windows on the World series, we ask Canadians living abroad to give us a sense of how it feels to be where they are right now. It’s a way to cross borders without leaving home.
In November of 2019, I moved to Berlin to pursue a job in publishing. I left London behind, and with my fiancé in tow set up a new life in the German capital, a life we expected would be filled with nightlife, gallery visits and train trips around Europe. I had a timid first few weeks, and just as I was starting to open up to Berlin, the city closed down.
Nowadays, we hardly leave our neighbourhood.