Friday, July 14, 2006

Vintage vs. New:
Here in Oxford where I live now it seems everyday they are tearing down some old ,quaint building and putting up some new condo or subdivision. When did being old and vintage get to be so bad and new so good.
When I first moved here five years ago the town had so much charm but now it seems they want to add new and bigger,showier houses who seem to say look at me "I have money and I am going to have a bigger house than you."
To me a town any town is much prettier and has more character when it retains it's history in old buildings and homes. These old homes and building even with their imperfections have so much more of a story to tell.
I wonder why we Americans can't learn to appreciate the history in these old places.I think that is what gives Europe it's charm.
Just a thought is all.
Since seeing all the poems posted on others blogs I went to the library today and checked out a couple of books on poetry and haiku.I am always open to learning new things and experiences.I also got a biograpy of Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Here are two quotes to leave you with for today:
"Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before you figure it out."-Michael Burke

"Courage is resistance to fear,mastery of fear-not absence of fear"-Mark Twain
Both of which I need to take to heart myself.

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