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.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Summer ... she is here

In all her hot , slightly humid and glaring sunniness.
I squint even with black sunglasses. Pup squints .. and you know a Poodle with a squint is not that attractive.. they don't have big eyes, like say, a German Shepherd .. they have little squinty intelligent eyes, like , oh ... Einstein.
Yeah. Pup without glasses looks like Einstein.
And I am sure , if I could read his thoughts ( I can, some) he would be thinking very heavy and intelligent thoughts.. maybe not about E's and MC squares but about olfactory goings on and how fast can Mom move on a hot day when I see that morsel lying on the ground, between us.

I woke with thoughts of dragging my slower than usual, energy-less body to Palermo and then I saw how hot it was. Do I want to sit in an outdoor cafe with the sun beating down on my head and drink a Margarita ? My head would explode.
Do I want to go in and out of shops and boutiques with a zillion tourists and Sunday shoppers? My whole body would explode.
So we walked to the park, took photos for a friend, came home.
Pup is now napping and I am going to finish a Dean Koontz book and just maybe ... I will make dinner.

It is going to be a long summer... I just know it.


  1. Be sure to eat plenty of raw foods like salads and foods with high water content. A good book will always make things better. :)

  2. We are entering the time when the evenings and nights are better in a lot of ways. Good books always make things better !
    un beso to you all the way over there in Scotland !

  3. It all sounds heavenly to me. I mean, how wonderful, at the end of the day, to just sit with a book and soak it all up?? xo

  4. Amy, as the days grow warmer, I will be curled up more often with a book. I actually like winter here better than summer, as the winters are generally so beautiful.. Summer heat and humidity drives me indoors fast ! :)


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