I have a love-hate relationship with Houston. I am positive of this. The only thing that holds me here is my family. Sharing their ‘moments’ means the most; after that I can’t really bring up an immediate taste for anything here that could be called LOVE. The last time I participated in a ‘heart / love / valentines’ for FSO was February of 2012. In that post I had the same dilemma and that time I said, “… But when thinking about places close to the heart, there I could make a list. It won’t be a surprise to you that Brasil in general was not on my list of places ‘close to the heart’. Maybe the botanical gardens of Rio or the park of the sitting dog in Friburgo are two of my favorite places but close to the heart is a stretch. No, they are just interesting places. My list would include Adrian Michigan, Houston Texas, Paris France (and other French places) and most of Italy…” and in conclusion I posted about a few things I love in Italy.
It is interesting to me to see that I listed Houston on my ‘list of places close to the heart” while I was in Brasil. I am sure, even though I didn’t analyze it at the time, that this has to do with Patty and the grands being here in Houston. And now I would probably list Brasil as a place close to the heart; now that I am not there…. I know. I know….
Celebrating Marissa’s Eighteenth birthday. (me, Marissa, Patty, and Carl
I thought that one way to go about this is to make another list. A list of what I like about Houston. Here it is just the way the thoughts popped out – then I went in search of the photos to help you see my words.