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Monday, November 29, 2010

Preparing to say goodbye

i've been living part-time in buenos aires for the past 6 1/2 years and in my little house here for 5... i arrived back in ba yesterday to spend my last week... i am giving up the place and doubt if i will be back any time soon... i love it here and my time in argentina has been a wonderful, emotional and intensely spiritual time for me... when i look back to where i was when i first came, i can honestly say i've grown enormously...

so, why am i leaving...?

for one thing, good friends i made here have moved away and i'm not here often enough or long enough to make the effort to re-establish a social circle worthwhile, and that's not counting the fact that my "social circles" are small, usually consisting of a very, very few special friends... for another thing, the limited time i get to spend plus the cost of maintaining a place and flying back and forth is no small investment...


as i was in the taxi coming from the airport late yesterday morning, i was treated to yet another magnificent, gorgeous ba day and today is even better... all of the jacaranda trees are in bloom and the falling blossoms carpet the sidewalks and streets... the birds are singing and the breezes are fresh and cooling... in short, ba isn't making it easy for me to pack up and go...

ah, well...

times change... i will be 63 next week and i have no doubt there are more adventures ahead...


Jacaranda tree in bloom

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