Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Where we sat


I've heard it said that women friends help each other belong to themselves. Tonight we were three women sitting around a kitchen table drinking wine and dining on cheese-and-pesto paninis, talking about our lives, hard lessons facing us and our children, our aging parents, religion versus spirituality, the twelve steps, tucked-away dreams. It was easy and cantankerous in the most needed way, the three of us throwing off post-Thanksgiving, mid-week stress, exhaling, revealing, being. Just a sweet stolen evening with women friends of long standing, a moment to unwind, to be enfolded, to be reminded that no matter what, we will get through it. My friend in whose home we gathered made those three beautiful, perfectly balanced vases. They greeted us as we walked through her door and I made the picture. Those chairs are where we sat, excavating, emptying our cares.



12 comments:

  1. Looks warm and inviting. It's nice that were able to have an evening like this.

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    1. Drita, my friend whose home it was is an artist, and her home feels like you're in a cozy French country kitchen. I always enjoy it.

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  2. aww this looks so intimate and lovely

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    1. Candice, how are you, woman? Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

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  3. That last sentence is perfection.

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    1. Elizabeth, it's what we all need, isn't it, to lay down our cares. xo

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  4. Just gorgeous. Those vases are so solid, so simple, so elegant in their design. Like the table and the chairs, too. All functional and waiting to be used, their very meaning in life to be used and how well you used them.

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    1. Ms. Moon, i love their simplicity, the rustic table, the absolute lack of pretension in this beautiful space. Functional and perfect, as you say.

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  5. What a lovely way to spend an evening...The space is a reflection of your friend's sensibilities and spirit...wonderful for you all.

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    1. e, you are so right. her home feels welcoming always, as if we've been transported to a French country kitchen, but not the overly designed shabby chic kind, just a warm authentic space belonging to a wonderful artist and friend.

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  6. Women friends supporting each other...that's where it's at! We all need evenings like that one. Lovely table to gather around.

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    1. Andrea, it was lovely. its always nice to see you here.

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