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, January 21, 2011

Friday ! Joy !! Joy !!

I remember when Friday's were so full of excitement, making plans for the weekend, sleeping late, going out with friends to concerts or the ballet or away for the weekend.
Just get in the car and take off ... Run Away !!Summer weekends at the beach , Autumn weekends in upstate NY when the leaves were changing, apples were there to be picked, a country place perfect to Run Away to for a few days.
Some weekends were so manic, with so many things to do, by Monday or Tuesday, we were happy to see the week ahead with earlier nights, less running around, calm, not so manic.
photos Paul Walker UK
Now , Friday is the same as Tuesday or Thursday .. we stay up late, every night. We eat out whenever , we shop, go to movies, whenever we feel like it. But the City changes , we might be the same but on Friday you can hear and see and feel the Difference.
The traffic calms down as people leave for the countryside and beaches. The stores are less crowded, but then, there are many tourists here. We are hearing more English wherever we go.. see more people on the street studying their maps.
We often go to a movie on Friday afternoon. Today we saw The Tourist. Venice looked good. We went to the bookstore and struck gold, Two ! count 'em , two books we had not read yet ! Grabbed those up fast! Home after the movie to walk Pup.
Pup mosied around the park, had to fend off an overly interested male Vizsla and he got to go to the pet shop to pick up a bag of food... where he was able to say hello to the cat that allows him to nuzzle it, where he was snapped at and reprimanded by the Vets own dog who is very territorial about Pup coming into His shop. Only here would there be a pet shop where the owners dog wants to attack all the dogs that come in.
Our family in the park has moved on I think .. I have not seen them in days and the puppy is never there. Pup looks for him, sniffs around but there is no sign of them. I am hoping they were able to "go home" and not have to be on the street.
So this weekend lies before us .. an empty slate. What will it be ? What will you do ? I hope it is good , whatever your weekend happens to be .. Ours has all the possibilities of good .. after all, look where we are !


  1. It all sounds ideallic, wandering around the city doing interesting things. Love that picture of the dog (pit bull) racing to the camera.

  2. Yes, it is not punishment :)
    That dog is a Dogue de Bordeaux .. certainly looks happy, doesn't he ?

  3. Enjoy your weekend...those dogs still have me smiling.
    Mary Ann

  4. Enjoy your weekend!

    My 'end' is always 'weak' after all that hard work I've been doing!

  5. The weekends are still weekends to me, but I understand what you mean! If I have more than two weeks off in a row I quickly lose track of time...



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