Saturday, February 11, 2012
Doesn't it make you want to drop everything and go live in a place that has more old buildings than new ?
More parks and statues than many cities and towns ?
A place where the people still use those ordinary little manners that we were taught as children... you remember, Hello, How are you ? Thank you, you are welcome .. that sort of thing.
Something that seems to have faded into obscurity in many places.
A place that has buildings like this must have cafes everywhere !
A place where people stop in the middle of the day to linger over a cup of coffee, where children kiss each other goodbye at the door of the school at the end of the day.
Places where people sit in the park, for no other reason than it is there, it is beautiful and why not, it is a beautiful day.
Yes, there is a lot to be done at home.
Yes, there are chores to do , errands to run, but a moment of peace and quiet in the green park is good for the soul.
A place where strangers stop you to pet your dog and end up kissing him and you when they say good-bye.
Where strangers will see you without your pup and ask about him.
Where music can be heard from all sorts of places.
A car will go by with the radio a bit loud, music thumping.
A shop has opera playing. .. walking past some apartment buildings on a hot day, windows are open, I hear a violin being played.
There isn't much you can say against a place where just about every single person loves music.