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, November 18, 2010

Parks, Pups, Books

Monday we took Pup to the park, then left him home napping and took off for a walk to the English bookstore.. Kels.
There were actually very few books that we had not read or wanted to read but at least it was not crowded and we could enjoy just browsing through the racks of books , that we could actually read . You don't realize , when living in a land where English is not the first language, how much you miss it, until you are in a bookstore.
I really love the bookstores here.. grand spaces with beautiful wood paneling and shelf after shelf of books, tables with fabulous art books and photography books and music sections.
El Ateneo, a home turned book store/concert space with cafe .. absolutely fabulous!
There are always childrens book sections where the shelves are low, carpeted floors welcome little bodies to sit and look at the pictures, but they are in Spanish. I am worse off than the children , I can't sit on the floor and expect someone to read to me, I just walk around admiring the covers ! I can read Spanish, but it is too exhausting to try to read an entire novel ! Magazines tire me out.
So Kels is a treat.
We are considering the Kindle. We both have plenty of reasons why we don't want one but the one reason to get one is because we are both voracious readers. So that is being give some thought at this time.
Pup was happy to see us come home, back to the park we went.
The sky got dark and threatening, a chilly wind came along, we three scurried home.
Hot tea, a nap for Pup and .. Home Sweet Home ...

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