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, February 1, 2018

This That and Barking

Today I read about someone who was abusive to animals and about children being locked up in a room full of filth and waste like little animals .. There seems to be a common thread here, humans are evolving into something less than human and less than animal ... a Sad State of Affairs if you ask me.

Today I also went to a store to buy mascara and ended up browsing in the make up department with a chatty lady who made me laugh. That is my Number 1 Good Thing About You .. for anyone who is interested .. We all need to laugh more, so what better than having friends and people around you who make you laugh ?

I was the object of a fight this morning . . I was being fought over ... any pretty girl will know what I mean .. I was not the pretty girl, I was Mama  ... everyone wants to sleep with mama , everyone wants mama to feed them first ... no one wants Honey that Giant Kitty to get to the dish first ...
So there I am , barefooted, cold and half asleep, with 3 fussy kitties, arguing over who goes first and where and watch out.

Then I got my coffee and sat out on the lanai where I was alone with the sound of wind in the pine trees, an occasional bird calling and one or two Navy Jets flying straight up like rockets overhead.

Then there came the sound of barking .. the poor insane "toy"? collie that the man walks up the street and back ... it barks every step it takes. There is nothing there, no one but the man but the poor insane dog barks with every step.
And the man ( possibly deaf ??) just trudges along with the dog ...trotting along barking .

When they were gone .. everything changed back to Normal ... the only sounds of wind and far away jets ..

I am ready to be somewhere that there are no people walking dogs, mostly no jets or planes overhead and possibly , not a neighbor that close by ..  we will see.

I am also ready to run away to Buenos Aires and hear music and cars honking and all kinds of noise day and night but who cares, it is Buenos Aires !!

Right now though, I will appreciate the sound of silence .. which also sounds like wind, jets and cats meowing in the distance.

What are your sounds ? Do you love them ? hate them ? want to move ?  Talk to me.


Barbara H. said...

I love sitting on the front porch with my morning coffee listening and watching the birds. I have vehicular traffic but I'm out in the country so it's not too bad. It's not always a lovely, peaceful place - sometimes a neighbor is doing target practice and it's always a little shocking when that world intrudes. I think it was last night or the night before - hey, it just happened again! There were no blogs listed on the side then suddenly they appeared, like magic. It's 9:25 pm Central time right now and they just showed up again out of the blue - they weren't there a few minutes ago. Spooky.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you Barbara ! I just finished and put the blog back on the page :)
voila !!
What is odd for me is that there are busy streets around but with the forest behind me and being in this gated place where the only traffic is someone coming home or going out .. it is mostly silent.
It will be a big shock to the system whenever I live somewhere else !
Thanks a lot .. and thank you for telling me how the blog reappeared, that is funny.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Tomorrow I will figure out how to get my blog list back up on the side of the page .
It is late, I have to go to bed ..and dream about fixing blogs.

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