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.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Just another day in Buenos Aires

Looking out the living room window in our home in Buenos Aires, we could see Everything.
The weather , the skies that were fabulous in the morning, sunny during the day, amazing sunsets and dark and full of stars at night .
The streets with cars, always ... cars. Taxis, trucks, motorcycles and more cars. And then there were the days that there was a Protest planned.
Then the streets were closed but they were full of People.
Police. Protesters. More Police.
Only once did things get a little dicey.
When tear gas was used.
That was when everyone was riled up by someone trying to get attention away from the rotten job she was doing so they  reminded everyone that they should be angry at another country and storm the Embassy.
The Embassy was quite safe and well guarded.
Our street was noisy, full of people and for a short while, tear gas.
We didn't smell it, we closed our shutters and turned the music up.
This only happened a couple of times in the years we were there. My husband treated it all with the aplomb that only a native New Yorker has .. he continued to listen to his music , turned it up a bit louder and read his book.
I worried for a short time then the dog and I went to the back of the apartment/building to our bedroom where it was quiet and peaceful and we took a nap.
A couple of hours later, everything was over, they cleaned the streets, the parks filled up with families again and the shops and restaurants opened their doors.

Another day in Buenos Aires.


Mary said...

. . . . . .and I hope you played tango music and danced together C.

No matter where we live these days there are bad things that happen it seems. People ask me if we are going to stop traveling because of the dangers - NO because we cannot allow our normal lives to be taken away and destroyed. . . . . . at least not yet, hopefully never. We need leadership that will get this country back, make it strong and safe again, give our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren (we will have one of those next Spring!) hope for the future.

OK off the soapbox - it seems we all want to say our bit these days. We are angry at what has been allowed to happen - I see the change in people, they are nervous and sad. Several acquaintances told me last evening at a Christmas happening that they cannot go to the mall this year - they are just too frightened!

Be happy my dear - stay safe, and I'm hoping to hear good news re. the house soon.
Hugs - Mary

NotesFromAbroad said...

....and I hope you played tango music and danced together ....

Always :)
I agree, I am on that soapbox with you.
Thank you for the good wishes, every day there is something else .. I need to get away from here :)

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