“A meal, however simple, is a moment of intersection. It is at once the most basic, the most fundamental, of our life’s activities, maintaining the life of our bodies. Shared with others, it can be an occasion of joy and communion, uniting people deeply.” ~ Elise Boulding
When I read this quote today, it made me think back on all of the meals I have shared with others. The memories of some of the really special ones will always be with me. Thanksgiving, comes to mind, as well as Christmas turkey dinners, but the ones that are the most memorable, are the simple ones. The ones that were spontaneous, the ones outside in the garden, the crazy ones in the forest, the ones by the ocean, the ones in the sky, the ones on top of a mountain, the ones with only one other person and the ones with just little old me.
I especially remember the one where I crawled on my belly, on the ice and snow, for a very long time, to get to the picnic table beside the fireplace, in the middle of a campsite, in the winter, where no one else was around, but the two of us. I will never forget that one. We were so cold, we had to burn the picnic basket for wood. However, whenever I think of it, it always brings a smile to my face. It is one of my most cherished memories of perseverance and determination and oh, the food tasted sooo good!
What are some of your delicious memories? Take some time today to remember, savor and delight in once again. And if you find you do not have too many memories yet, go out and make some.
As Auntie Mame used to say,
“Life is a banquet – and most poor suckers are starving to death.”
Take your place at the head table, and enjoy the feast before you.
Have a scrumptious day.
Taste every bite of life!
Love and blessings, Veronica
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