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.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Gregorian Chant


I have been listening to this all morning ..

I am still listening to it ... it put the cats to sleep .. I will have to remember this if they get too frisky late at night.

I am feeling fine but this sort of music combined with being alone ( with cats napping) and a rainy dark day .... is perfect.

I will record this so I can play it in the car on any long drives I might take ..

I have bites all over me. I made the mistake of holding a stray cat that I brought in .. to the lanai .. but it was frantic to be outside so I let it back out .. sad to think it was at the mercy of cars and animals , cold rain etc.

Sometimes it is easier living in the city ... my heart seems to just be this large sloppy thing that goes out to every pitiful thing .. man, woman, child, animal ... I am here to feel sorry for you .. to grieve for you ... to wish there was Something I Could Do ..

Yes, I am alone on Thanksgiving.

I imagine what it would be like if I had stayed in NY ... I would have had neighbors and friends and family visiting or inviting me over ...   

In Florida, I take in pitiful cats and weep for them.

I am going to learn the words to the chant ... I actually took Latin in school and got excellent grades .. I can't balance a checkbook but I can read and translate Latin ...
How Blonde of me ~


liparifam said...

Since my separation (and later divorce) 9 years ago, I've spent 2-4 holidays alone. I can always fly to Louisiana to be with family, but sometimes prefer to just relax. I actually enjoyed my solitary Thanksgivings very much! I drank mimosas while I cooked myself a wonderful meal, watched the parade and dog show, read, and just enjoyed it all. But Christmas alone is sad to me; this year I will fly to be with my sister and Dad as my daughter is going to her in-laws (I had her and my SIL for Thanksgiving)...

NotesFromAbroad said...

I know .. I have learned to enjoy peace and quiet and being solitary but then there are times when I crave laughing and talking and being among friends / family.
This is actually a first for me, I always had house mates/ I was married so very young, I never knew what it was like to actually be totally on my own/alone.

I get help from people who are there to be helpful but it is the odd thoughtless / mean gestures that get to me more than they ordinarily would , if I were not alone.

I am still planning my future :) con gatos ~

liparifam said...

Yes, I do understand - I married at nineteen, and we were married 26 years :( Fortunately for me, I tend to be a loner anyway.

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