The title-page up there is a photo of the rising sun as seen from an airplane on December, 21st. We were flying to Girona. It was the flight which took off 6h40 in Hahn in the Hunsrück. We had gotten up just before four o’clock and I got flashed at 4h26 on the motorway bridge over the Rhein in Wiesbaden with an excess speed of 20 km per hour. I was lucky, only 30 euros and no „points“. Just thinking of all that, isn’t December, 21st the shortest day of the year? The photo of the sunrise was taken just after we arrived at the Mediterranean. We were sitting on the left side. I remember that there was a city at the coast. Maybe Nice? Or San Remo? It was not too far away from the Alps. I didn’t ask, I should have. When the plane arrived above the Mediterranean it turned right. I was totally mesmerised by the different shades of red and orange. I don’t remember seeing the sun rise. When we arrived in Girona it was bright day. And pretty cold too, just above zero degrees.