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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.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Places

With a view like this, how can you not get all romantic and dreamy ?
Doesn't it make you want to drop everything and go live in a place that has more old buildings than new ?
More parks and statues than many cities and  towns ?
A place where the people still use those ordinary little manners that we were taught as children... you remember, Hello, How are you ? Thank you, you are welcome .. that sort of thing.
Something that seems to have faded into obscurity in many places.

A place that has buildings like this must have cafes everywhere !
A place  where people stop in the middle of the day to linger over a cup of coffee, where children kiss each other goodbye at the door of the school at the end of the day.

Places where people sit in the park, for no other reason than it is there, it is beautiful and why not, it is a beautiful day.
Yes, there is a lot to be done at home.
Yes, there are chores to do , errands to run, but a moment of peace and quiet in the green park is good for the soul.

A place where strangers stop you to pet your dog and end up kissing him and you when they say good-bye.
Where strangers will see you without your pup and ask about him.
Where music can be heard from all sorts of places.
A car will go by with the radio a bit loud, music thumping.
A shop has opera playing. .. walking past some apartment buildings on a hot day, windows are open, I hear a violin being played.
There isn't much you can say against a place where just about every single person loves music.
And babies.
And pups.

3 comments:

la Brocanteuse said...

xoxo Colette

DAVID McGRIEVEY said...

I thought I was the only person who kissed dogs.
Beautiful writing, beautiful images.
X David, NYC

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you so much David !
Oh, I come from a long line of dog kissers :)

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