The bass beats. The sun shines. My foot taps on the sand. She sets the ball. Hit. Dive. Sand explodes around me as the ball launches back up. Beautiful bodies twist and turn. We play on. A pause. I look about me. Berlin! A morning full of love. A sunny afternoon full of beach volleyball. A techno party in the park 20 metres away. I stop typing, lay my ipod down and return back to the game. Smiling.