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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, May 17, 2012

Days Like This

I never want to leave here.
The sun is shining brightly.
There is a chill wind blowing to keep you cool.
The sky is that amazing Argentine blue.
The trees are changing colours, leaves are drying up and falling, it looks and feels like Autumn.
My favourite time of year, anywhere.

I have more energy now that it is cooler, we walk much farther on our daily strolls, from one barrio to the next.
Shopping, window shopping, bakery stops, browsing books stores, wine shops and looking at the shoes in the windows of favourite stores.
Admiring and buying some fresh produce from the markets, avocado and tomato sandwiches are popular at our house these days.
Visiting our favourite bakery for scones and  another for french bread and possibly something sweet.
Oh alright, usually something sweet !

The parks are busy, mamas and babies, elderly couples sitting on benches, people watching is at its finest from a bench in the park.

We see people from our building or someone we know from the neighbourhood and we get waves and hellos and kisses ... we belong here in our own way.
Pup belonged here right from the start.
He was our Goodwill Ambassador.
There is no one here that did not love him and people still ask about him or just talk about how he walked down the street, all jaunty and like a person.
My heart still aches over that loss but I   remember with them, how he could make anyone smile.
It is time to go but right now, I hate to leave.

4 comments:

  1. It sounds too wonderful to leave. Are you sure?? If you are, I'm sure you will find something just as wonderful in your next place. After all, the happiness we find and the things we see, come from within us. You will always see the good in everyone, every place, and every situation.

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  2. You show how wonderful it is to have a great place to stroll in and observe and someone to stroll with. MtV

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  3. Teri, we are sure :)
    Thank you so much for your sweet remarks !

    Anony .. having someone to stroll with is 99% of the Good Part of it all :) love you !

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  4. My Dearest C. ~ I know my visits have been sparse and I don't always comment. But know that you are thought of by friends across the miles. The few moments we chatted and Pup's wonderful sparkly eyes and softness will forever be with us.

    I'm sure it's difficult to leave your paradise there ... but new adventures will welcome you and more memories will be made. Hope we will get to see each other again. xo HHL

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