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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

We took a walk today ....

Sometimes I imagine it might be easier on my broken heart to live in a different neighborhood. With different rooms where no sweet ghost drifts through.
Away from the favorite spots where we walked, played and spent the last 4 years.
But we love our neighbors and we love this apartment.
These days we have been spending time just wandering.
Neither of us has much ambition right now to do more than get out in the fresh air which is also warmer.
There are signs of Spring everywhere, the tree outside the window has a gazillion buds that are just ready to unfurl those fresh green leaves.
Today we walked away from the house, away from the parks, towards the neighborhood where the French Embassy is located.
Beautiful buildings, wonderful shops and where we play the game of What If ...
What if we lived in this neighborhood.
We pick out buildings we would like and try to guess how much they are.
I think we might be able to afford a one room apt .. in that neighborhood.
Then we imagine all the things that might not be as good as they are where we live now.
So we decided that we will stay where we are for now.

French Embassy


  1. Oh I had no idea about Pup...I'm so very sorry...truly, truly sorry. Sweet Tate...such a love, he will be greatly missed. Praying comfort for your hearts.
    Love & hugs,

  2. "I love dogs because they have beauty without vanity, strength without insolence,
    courage without ferocity, and because they bring out what is best in human beings." - Dean Koontz

    Love to come here! Great to read, beautiful to see. Your blog makes my day!

    Best Wishes,

  3. Thank you very much Jessica .. it is very difficult , missing Tate..

    Christine, I love the quote, thank you very much.. for all your kind words .

  4. I am glad you're writing through this. It is therapy, this word business.

  5. Thank you Mandy, as long as I don't drive people away with my weepiness :)


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