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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Birthdays, Wrinkles and such

Today is my daughters birthday.
She looks the same, a beautiful girl.
Why do I feel so old ?
I know there is a wrinkle there that wasn't there last night .
My son had his birthday in January. He looks the same.
I got another wrinkle then too.
Something is not right .. I don't see why I should get the wrinkles and they look like kids.

Pup will have his birthday in June. June 21. He will be 12.
I had better not get one new wrinkle.

Winter seems to have arrived in Buenos Aires.
We finally had to turn on the heat.
It might have had something to do with the inability to get out from under the covers that convinced us that there was a need for heat in the house.
It seems like just yesterday or at least last week, the air conditioner still had to be used.
From one day to the next, Winter has arrived.
Luckily, the skies here are fantastic in winter. Bright sun, blue sky, white clouds, just colder.
I believe there is also a need for shopping .. sweaters and such.
I happen to like Winter in Buenos Aires the best. There is rarely a day so cold that you want to stay in. The nights are crisp and the skies star filled and you can smell the smoke from a million fireplaces and restaurant parrillas.
Long walks ending with a stop at a cafe for coffee, tea or a meal.
Long dinners ending with a walk home to burn off some of the lovely hot food that will keep us warm until we get inside.
Concerts on weekends, ferias on weekends, Winter isn't so bad here.
Now about those Birthdays .. let's start doing it every other year, maybe the wrinkles will slow down.


  1. Happy birthday to your daughter. She shares a birthday with my she stubborn by any chance?

  2. And a Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter too! I think you could call it stubborn :)

  3. Intersting that winter is just starting there

    Our spring has been wet and cool, should say really wet flood type wet

    Lots of May birthdays


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