A tale about self-effacement

Slept at Bernd’s place. Got up early, then went on an 8 hour train trip to my brother and his family, where I am going to spend Christmas. Spent about half of the trip dozing and the other half staring out the window or studying for law.
The trip was very pleasant. I shared a cabin with two beautiful women who seemed to have a similar temper to mine. No one talked more than absolutely necessary, and at the end I got the feeling that a deep bond had grown between us, since we all kept our mouths shut and kept sadly staring inwards. I’m not joking. If we had met at a party, we would probably all have become good friends.
Tomorrow I’ll try to find my way to the city and do some shopping for Christmas. I hope I’ll find some nice things for my brother and his family.