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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires, 8 years ago. Life has never been the same since ~ Back in the USA ... life is still not the same !
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Not a Bad Day

Yesterday - apparently it was Demonstration Day  .
Why the Evita Moviemiento people thought it worth blocking a street and the police found it more interesting to watch, was never made clear.
They made quite a bit of noise, gathered slowly, chanted and sang a bit and then , thanks to the Riot Police and PDF (Federal Police) ... they marched from that side of the street to the other.
Today we saw the results of this little gathering.
A beautiful architectural gem of a building, Belle Epoque style, covered in graffiti.
A big 1930's apartment building that had just undergone a large renovation and painting of it's exterior, covered in graffiti.
The graffiti was addressed to David Cameron, somehow I don't think he will see it .
But the people who live in that building, who spent money getting it fixed up, will see it every day.

My solution to this is .. the police should do more than watch.
And the graffiti people should be rounded up and made to clean the buildings. Not just those that they messed up but wherever there is graffiti, let there be a "chain-gang" of wrong-doers who have to clean them.

Okay, I am off my pulpit now.

The weather finally cooled off a bit. Storms in the night. The sort that allow you to sleep like a baby.
The sort of sleep that you never heard the thunder, never noticed the lightening but woke to no need for an air conditioner. Lovely.

We did some errands , stopped at an old favorite cafe for coffee, walked back through one of my all time favorite neighborhoods then home through the  parks.

All in all, not a bad day.

2 comments:

  1. People can be so inconsiderate! In New York graffiti is cleaned up pretty fast. Mt.V

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  2. I think the buildings are responsible for the cleaning of graffiti and I don't think a lot of them can afford to do it .. on what is sometimes a weekly basis.
    Cracking down on graffiti people is a good idea.

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