Diary of War

22 March 2022

Day twenty-seven

Anna [Berlin]

We are absolutely exhausted. We decide to take a walk around the centre of Berlin. We go to the very centre of Berlin. Its scale and beauty are astounding. Even every metro station in the city centre has its own special spirit. We can’t stop walking, our feet are humming, but we want to see more. We take some pictures to send to our relatives. This is a reminder that they should not worry. We cannot hug them, only support them with words, and that is not always enough.

There is a Ukrainian expression that says: “From the world by a thread, a man takes his shirt off his back.” If everyone would give just a single thread, you could clothe a naked person. I think it’s true.