August 20, 2008
I have been spending some time at home, back in Poland. I find it surprisingly difficult to write about this place. For one thing, I am truly at home, back in a familiar routine – and things are too close to get a perspective. The other thing is that while being in deep, I am never deep enough – where in other countries I would be making sweeping generalisations, here I hold back, afraid of stepping off solid ground and exposing the true extent of my ignorance; most topics will be better covered by the drinkers’ casual chats in any local bar.