Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dinner





Tonight I ate very well.  And in good company. 

It is a blessing - yes?

I was with strangers ....and friends......

A complete stranger cooked a beautiful meal for me and new friends and old friends....

He threw food at us which we tried to catch with our mouths......

Not all of it mind you.....

Most was served elegantly in bowls.....and on plates.

The throwing bit was just to have fun and make us laugh at each other and with each other....

And to applaud those who could actually catch the food with their mouths....

I think we were noisier than the 12 year olds who preceded us......

We're not sure whether their event was a birthday or a graduation from primary school to high school.

I am reminded of how great cuisine and a bit of slapstick can conquer inhibitions and smooth the way to make new friends.

When was the last time you shared a meal with someone you didn't know? 

4 comments:

Grand Purl Baa said...

Yesterday!

What are you doing on the Gold Coast. You haven't said yet. Something fishy? Errr FILMY?

love

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Luvvie said...

Grand Purl Baa - it was something filmy - the Asia Pacific Screen Awards with a companion symposium on creative producing with keynote speaker Lord David Puttnam. Very inspiring.

Captain Nick Sparrow - I just posted a comment on your librarything page and heard a ping from here - spooky!!! The dinner was fantastic.

Ange said...

I had dinner with my colleagues the other night, and most of them I didn't know before I got there. Turned out hilarious and delicious ...