Monday, November 14, 2011

familarity


One day last week, Abbott had a playdate with a friend after school. While we waited for him, Cal and I dropped in on my friend Sherri, who lives in the same neighborhood. It felt good to be able to do that -- I wish my life was more full of dropping by and having people do the same, here. We used to live within walking distance of this friend, and I found myself a bit in awe of the surrounding architecture, and the views, now unfamiliar to me, and spectacular because of it. Yet I remember after we moved, thinking about how much more I like it where we are now, compared to where we were.

Sherri recommended The Dovekeepers for my next read. I'm a little way into it and so far, I'm spellbound.

7 comments:

Emily Vanessa said...

I know how that feels to walk around an old neighbourhood, familiar but somehow strange. I love the bricks and light shining through here, it looks lovely. Thanks too for the book tip - noted!

pve design said...

We were just visiting my in-laws in Monaco and for my husband it was like walking down memory lane. Although it is only 1/3 the size of Central Park, so many changes. I love going back to familiar places.
Thanks for sharing your read.
pve

Darcy said...

I just started the Dovekeepers two nights ago and I can't put it down. totally engrossing!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

The brick, the lush landscape. I'm feeling nostalgic and I've never been there.

likeschocolate said...

Thanks for the book suggestion!

Francesca said...

familiarity can be a double edged sword: it can breed contempt, but also fear of the unknown/unfamiliar.

KPiep said...

We don't have a dropping in sort of life, either, and I wish for my girls sake that we did.