Thursday, March 26, 2009

Family Dinner

A wise man once said a family that eats together, stays together.

Our group of friends is family. We spend a lot of time coming up with ridiculous email games (that's right John and Godfrey, I'm looking at you), singing karaoke, drinking coffee, playing settlers of Cataan, and generally chatting.

One of the neatest expressions of our little community happened this Sunday night. It came about from an impromptu decision to pool resources and combine, my left over chicken, new Co-op salad, and pasta initially bought by John for four into a hearty meal for six. We even had some spare avocados that someone brought which we created some tasty Mango-mole (sans mangos)

"One of the brightest parts of my weekend was family dinner," said a rosy cheeked Theodora Lamb afterwards.

The dinner was neat for a few reasons. First its very impromptu nature showcased how close our community circle was. Second, the fact that everyone came from different directions to make a communal feast was illustrative of a collaborative approach that we hope to replicate and spread to other facets of life. Finally, the fun was amped up from lazy Sunday night to general Saturday night-like merriment.

It's all a process that needs to happen more often.