Arnon Grunberg

First day

There's a law

My first day in the dining car was on the route Lucerne-Interlaken.
I thought of a woman I met on a plane in 2005 and for whom I traveled to Lucerne twice.
I didn’t meet anybody in the dining car, though some of the encounters were definitely congenial.
The comfort of being a servant is a comfort that surpasses many other comforts.
While changing back into my plain clothes I listend to Leonard Cohen’s “The Law”: “Now my heart's like a blister From doing what I do If the moon has a sister It's got to be you I'm going to miss you forever Tho' it's not what I planned There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand.”