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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, July 14, 2012

How Do I Love Thee

Let me count the ways :

1-  I love the way the people are always ready to laugh.

2- I love the way someone who met you once will kiss you on the cheek next time they see you. Man or woman, or child.

3- I love the way the old people get out, do things, hang out in cafes and generally don't let anything stop them from living .

4-  I love how the families here spend so much time together.
It is natural for children to go to dinner late with parents, vacations, movies, even when old enough to go on their own, they like hanging out with the family.

5-  I love the Taxi drivers.
They play great music, they have great senses of humour and they generally drive like insane Bombay taxi drivers but with flair.. and they let Pup ride with no problemo.

6-  I love the way children meeting other children, will stop on the sidewalk and kiss each other hello and then goodbye.

7-  I love that the traffic and people and bustle are outside the living room and outside my bedroom is a tree full of doves who are busy cooing most days .

8 -  I love the skies.
They are never boring. If it is just an ordinary day, no clouds, the sky is an amazing blue.
If it is gloomy and grey, the clouds are amazing . The night skies are phenomenal with a billion stars twinkling brightly and seemingly very close. There is no haze, there is no smog.

9 -  I love how everyone , shopkeepers, waiters, people, feed stray dogs and sometimes put a blanket out on the step for the dog to sleep on at night.
How the ladies at the Cemetery take care of all the cats and if they need it, they catch one and take it to the vet.

10 -  I love how Pup's vet came to our house every day to see how he was, to give him medicine if he needed it and how we all cried together , here, when Tate died.
I love how the doormen notice he is missing and get sad when we tell them why.

I know living here has made a huge difference in my life.
I hope whatever I go home with,  after living here, stays with me wherever I go next.


4 comments:

  1. I love all what you wrote, I love you, I send you a big kiss!!!!

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  2. Simply lovely :)

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