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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

El Libro

The Buenos Aires Book Fair opened. 

It is one of the 5 largest book fairs in the world.
We decided to walk to Palermo from our apt and take a look at some books. Most of which are most likely unreadable by us , our EspaƱol is not that good yet, but it would be fun to see the place... or so we thought.

The walk was wonderful, until the last mile or so ... we stopped at a cafe and had coffee and medialunas and enjoyed the perfect weather ... cool, sunny, dry, perfecto.
Then we walked past the parks and Zoo and finally, there it was .. La Rural.
There are conventions, horse and cattle shows and wonderful shows where you can shop for things made only in Argentina .. I like those. Fresh foods and tasty things from all over the country, wonderful hand made clothes and other items, cheeses, breads, leather goods, you name it.
But today was just books .. and about a million people waiting to get in.
I lost count of how many Tour buses there were , sitting empty, waiting .. school buses ... taxis.

We stood there a few minutes, tired, hot and late in the afternoon and decided to get into that taxi sitting there and come home.

We will probably try again before it closes. 
We will not walk there.          

What were we thinking ??

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