“Kriegen’s Sie sofort”—Wait, what?: I was in shock when I went to the Austrian police yesterday to submit my police clearance letter request form. The woman processed it immediately. “Wait…what? I’m getting it now?”. Such service is unprecedented in this country. [Also, you should have seen how many stamps she used to process the application form - the document itself has a GIANT eagle Austrian seal on it - it looks like the Emperor signed it]
“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”—For some reason or another, this quote from the French-born American author Anais Nin seemed both timely and poignant.