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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, February 15, 2012

The Skies



If someone were to ask me what did I love the most about living in Argentina, I think aside from the people, who are another wonderful topic altogether .. I would say the skies.

There are days that I can't get over how blue they are.
Not just the blue of a nice summer sky but these amazing, technicolor blues that you might find if you fiddled with the color while Photoshopping.
Then there are the clouds.
They are out of reach, but if they were close enough to touch, you would bet that they were solid, big , fat, soft and cushy clouds, the sort that you can imagine little angels bouncing around on and hiding behind.
Then there are the sunsets.
Don't get me started.
Spectacular.

We have a full moon now and then.
I have sat in the park in the deep dark of a summer night, with only the lights from the stars and a moon so huge and so close, you could see the little man up there, running around. . probably turning up the lights ..
I know I sound like someone who lived in a box , everyone has seen a moon, but when these full moons are out, I cannot help myself, I have to carry on about it.
My great luck in life is that I have a husband who is kind and patient.
And understanding.. when a wife carries on at length about the Moon.
My sweet Pup liked the moon too.
He liked sitting in the park with us and I am sure he liked the big moon.
He would smile.. so there is the proof.

Today it is about 500 degrees and if you stand too long in the sun you melt.
I swear .. you will !
I saw a person walking today ... they stopped and looked in a window.
When I looked out there again, there was just a big wet spot where they had stood.
Melted.
We won't discuss the guy who just went up in flames, standing at the light, waiting to cross.
It can be hazardous to be out on days such as this... really.

I saw a little homeless cat .. he had found the one and only tiny bit of shade and was laying stretched out ... I know he is cared for by people in the building, but on a day like today- only air conditioning would have been good.

I am considering opening a cat and pup air conditioning station in our extra bedroom.
Bring them in, cool them off, have a little water, back out you go ~

But tonight .. ahhhh, yes, tonight it will cool down nicely, it will be dark and in the sky, the longer you look, the more stars you will see.

For some, who are travellers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky.. In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night..
The Little Prince.

3 comments:

cigalechanta said...

". For others, who are scholars, they are problems. For my businessman they were wealth. But all the stars are silent. You--you alone--will have the stars as no one else has them--"

P.K said...

The skies in Argentina are truly spectacular. I so loved looking at the clouds above, at my peril on the sidewalks of BA. Keep cool.

NotesFromAbroad said...

P.K. yes! you have to watch out for the sidewalks !
Thank you, a storm is coming, hoping for a moment of cool .

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