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.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Winters Last Gasp .... I hope

It is cold out.
Really cold.
I look out the window and it is sunny with big fat clouds skidding by and I think, let's go out and take a walk. Hang out at the Feria, buy something fun and very Argentine.
So eventually after many cups of coffee and scones to keep us going, we walked outside.
We made it as far as the corner.
Where the wind blows the most.
We walked back towards the building, discussing the pros and cons of Being Out or Staying In.
So we are inside now, warm and snug with some very nice music on.
Classical music played loud.
I used to worry about that, even though it is daytime and the walls are thick, were we disturbing the neighbours ?
The woman above us clomps around in high heels / riding boots ? late late at night and she doesn't seem to worry about bothering her neighbours, so I figured loud pretty music in the middle of the day can't be too bad.
The lady next door saw us one day and said something about the Musica.
I worried for a moment then realised what she said .. she told us how much she loves the music we play.
I picture her, waltzing around her apartment, humming the tune to what we are playing.
Today is Mozart, bet she likes it !

The town is quiet, everyone is hibernating or out at the country house.
I like weekends when the town is quiet but summer is not far away and that will be good too.
Everyone goes away then too, sometimes for months so we will have stores, parks and restaurants to ourselves again.
If we are still here.

For now, we snuggle in and enjoy music and tasty food and enjoy the fact that we don't have to go out and we don't have to do anything unless we want to.
This won't last forever so we will appreciate it now. . while Winter winds down ... I hope.

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