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.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Things change

Every day the sun shines. Bright  and hot. We begin to grow tired of so much sunshine, so much heat.
The reasoning that not too long from now we will wish it were still warm, doesn't really comfort us .. only air conditioning is a comfort these days.

Our walks are limited to what is necessary .. we must get out and buy groceries, milk, more soda.
If Pup were here, we would take those walks to the park, hugging the shadowy parts of the walls, standing under the largest tree, moving as little as possible.
Pup would sniff every blade of grass and show little sign of noticing that it was in the high 90's .. but then he would also   flop down in a cool grassy bit of shade and do some of his own people watching.

The parks are empty these days, no diehard sunbathers... they are at the beaches or inside with the air-conditioning, like the rest of us.

Summers here are very long.
I think that when you cross into the Southern Hemisphere, there are more months added to the year. Summer is at least 6 months long .. really !

Winter is very long too but soon, soon, Autumn will be here .. the leaves will brown and fall off the trees. Not colorful but a small reminder of the New England Autumns we remember so well.

We do not dread winter here .. winter with bright blue skies, ridiculously blue.
Cool enough to wear a coat, but never snow and rarely so cold that you can't stand to go out.
With cool weather comes energy and longer walks and more exploring.

I look forward to that again .. Things change and I want to enjoy this place as much as I can , while I can.

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