Friday, October 28, 2016

"Eat" <#write31days > Five MInute Friday


This month, I'm joining  Write 31
writing off  a one word prompt for 
five minutes per day.
I'm thrilled to take part and hope my writing 
improves and deepens, given 
a "forced" appointment with my blogger draft daily!
And I'm happy to link to Kate's weekly FMF party!
 
                                                                    So here goes, in five:




Eat
 Love these words spoken by Julia Child,  once upon a time......
 "People who love to eat are always the best people."
But one step further....I  revel in not just those people
who love to eat.........but the ones who love to 
linger, wallow, immerse, frequent, gather,  
spend vast amounts of time......
and not just for the food.
And the crowd, be it two or twenty two,
as they set about the table
in that kitchen, the soul of the house 
Hearts assemble and share, catch up, become accepted....
while chopping, stirring, mixing, sipping, stirring, creating.
Because it's not just about the food...these times when we draw near,
for celebration or for the everyday, is it?
It's about the power of the gathering......
Doesn't it inspire us  to be more?
More joyful,  more  reflective, more happy?
More alive?
Old or young, host or guest, newcomer or 'regular,'
all gathered, expectantly, for sustenance of body and soul.....
we restore one another.....
we  are each other's refreshment, indulgence, tonic.


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 ~Chris

4 comments:

  1. there is totally something so special that happens as we spend time together and eat. Sharing a meal together is the best way to get to know people other than a counsellor's office! Our church has a monthly pizza lunch to meet people and our other house church always starts with a morning tea. FMF neighbour

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    1. Lizzy

      Agreed! So true! Love the church meeting events! That's awesome!

      I so love t hat you stopped by. I'll be clicking over to your blog now Lizzy!

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  2. Yes, yes, and yes to all of this! "the soul of the house", where "hearts share" all the beautiful yes :) I experience this every time we eat our meals together (even if I"m aware of it or not) and when we have friends and/or family over! Love this tons, Chris! PS You're rocking this #write31days challenge!

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    1. Amanda...thanks so much for the kind words and for sharing your thoughts as well!!

      And yes, even if we are aware of the togetherness ---wow, never thought of that...so true. Love it.

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