I am working on the Pigeon Game at the Herr-Frau Firma headquarters, Till and Niina’s office which is conveniently located half a block from Christian’s apartment. The room is simple and spare. There’s a desk and two chairs, plus an old computer and modem in the window. There is also an orb of light.
Directly across the street from the Herr-Frau Firma is Caffe e Cioccolata. This morning, the nice Italian man there gave me my latte to go in a ceramic mug, which I carried across the street to the office like the bow-tied waiters do in Italy -navigating a throng of German school children, several cyclists and a long double parked truck.