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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.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Laugh

I have a friend who has a great sense of humour .. I love to make her laugh.
Don't tell her but .. she is easy.
I can say just about anything mildly goofy and she will laugh.
She is my best audience.
I have forgotten what the subject was but I once answered a remark about something, with the statement that I was in my room.
This made her laugh.
I now try to find a place in a conversation about anything, to insert that sentence, I am guaranteed to make her giggle.
You might not find this funny, but she does, and she makes me laugh at the thought.


Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.” Kurt Vonnegut

And my point being .... sometimes it isn't what you say, or the subject or how profound your remarks, you will say or do something that will just tickle someones funny bone and there you have it .. you have that lovely ability to make someone else giggle.

I love to laugh.
I think men who laugh are sexy.
I know one man with this wonderful dimple and when he has a good laugh, you see that dimple .. oh my~

My children have great senses of humour, they make good jokes, they laugh easily and they see the ridiculous in everyday things.
One of them might be a bit stern and say, Mom, it's not that  funny ... but then I see that twinkle in the eye .. it might not be that funny but it was funny, go ahead and admit it.
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”- E.E Cummings

Speaking of humour ...
I am stressed.
We are selling this beautiful apartment and moving back to the United States.
To live in a part of New York that we have never lived in.
Actually, we have never lived in this sort of place in any state !
And once the decision was  made, we just want to be done with it, these long goodbyes are horrible, we want to start the next chapter !

Today our neighbours doctor said hello, gave me a kiss, went on his way.
We are not good friends, we are not even friends, we see each other and say hello.
Here, in Buenos Aires, that is all that is needed.
Say hello, get a kiss.  Bueno.
I will miss that.
Not just the actual kisses but the idea .
Total strangers greeting you with a kiss just starts things out on the right foot.
It can only go uphill from there.

So for now, we have lots of time to find someone to take all the books we want to sell/donate.
We have time for me to make countless lists that will be lost when the time comes to use them.
And nerves will get stretched and patience will get thin and I will get bitchy and my husband will say something totally ridiculous and make me laugh and I will write to my friend and tell her I am in my room and there will just be laughter..and there will be that moment .. you know

3 comments:

  1. "Nice post" he laughed as he unpacked his dimple-making equipment.

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  2. Hahahahahahahah hee hee hee heh.

    "I am in my room" is extremely funny in context.

    Love you! Morning Giggle x

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  3. I know what you mean about the kisses. I love the kisses on each cheek, and the 4 kisses if you are close friends. I would miss that if we moved from France. But if we did, it would be for a new adventure, so gros bissous to you and your charming partner and good luck with the move.

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