Never had I before traveled by bus to the city just to loiter. Sleet was on the ground and people were bustling about doing their Christmas shopping; not probably even seeing two young boys going particularly nowhere.

Helping ourselves to some of the candies in the stores, oh it felt so exiting. A couple of times actually come to think of it.

In the car-park we helped people with their shopping bags for a few marks to exonerate ourselves from the emotional quilt to come. I guess we never did really succeed. Maybe that is why the snakes are still biting me.


Steve Stanton's photo used in the edit and others can be found here.