It’s date night so I’m going to get with my person at the table. Eat good food. Regroup. See each other, hear his heart, and be heard by by him too.
I was so inspired, motivated, and encouraged by Shauna Niequist’s book Bread and Wine so I thought I would share a few of the more challenging and inspiring quotes from the pages of her book. (Did I mention it’s filled with fabulous recipes?!) grab a copy here but mull over this food for thought in the meantime.
“The heart of hospitality is about creating space for someone to feel seen and heard and loved. It’s about declaring your table a safe zone, a place of warmth and nourishment.”
“The table is the great equalizer, the level playing field many of us have been looking everywhere for. The table is the place where the doing stops, the trying stops, the masks are removed, and we allow ourselves to be nourished, like children. We allow someone else to meet our need. In a world that prides people on not having needs, on going longer and faster, on going without, on powering through, the table is a place of safety and rest and humanity, where we are allowed to be as fragile as we feel.”
“Food matters because it’s one of the things that forces us to live in this world — this tactile, physical, messy, and beautiful world — no matter how hard we try to escape into our minds and our ideals. Food is a reminder of our humanity, our fragility, our createdness.”