Home…and dim sum Sunday

photo 1(1)We all have filters. Mine are pretty basic. I see things through the lens of where I live, I base my interactions on the dynamics I observed in my family, I hope experience has tempered both.

I suppose Sunday is as good a day as any for reflection, so I’ll tell you what binds my life together; people, food, shelter, very primal stuff. I respect the binders. I cultivate them. Dim sum Sunday is a continuation of a tradition set when I was a child. A meal shared is about as basic as it can get. And heed this; woe be to anyone, any age, who whips out their phone at the dining table… All I ask is that you keep your head in the game. Seriously. One peek at Facebook, one ping of a text, and I will go Sicilian on your a** faster than you can blink.

Good fortune lies in what binds us together. It lies in good health and good relationships. If you’ve got the good stuff covered it’s time to turn outward and start thinking about how you can help those who don’t.

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  1. Heather in Arles
    August 3, 2014

    Beautifully said and ring a ding true. Bisous to you ma Belle…

    • August 3, 2014

      I raise my cup of coffee to your glass of red wine and wish you all the good stuff.

  2. August 3, 2014

    Lovely tradition! Ours is listening to “Sunday Baroque” on NPR on our patio, drinking coffee, overlooking the garden. Sometimes we chat, sometimes we read, sometimes we do a combination… but it’s been a favorite weekly spiritual haven of ours going on fourteen years now!

    • August 3, 2014

      Oh! You might like yesterday’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” with Amy Tan…

  3. August 3, 2014

    Hear, hear.

    • August 3, 2014

      What’s with this weather? Muggy? It’s never muggy here, it’s just not right…

      • August 3, 2014

        Agreed. If I wanted to go to Miami, I’d book a ticket. 😉

  4. August 3, 2014

    The big tea mugs come out on Sunday, along with two newspapers, and CDs or vinyl.

    • August 3, 2014

      Tea! That is brilliance. Is one of the newspapers the NY Times?

      • August 3, 2014

        Indeed! Morning ends with the crossword finished, which means it can sometimes be a very long morning 🙂

  5. August 4, 2014

    A lovely tradition. I promise to behave if you invite me to Dim Sum Sunday.

  6. George Kaplan
    November 29, 2015

    Dona Vickie Corleone: Google something at mealtime and she will END your a$$!
    Dim Sum Sunday is delightful, as is your comment at the end of the post, Ms Lester.

    • November 30, 2015

      Why thank you, Mr. Kaplan, and I’m afraid it’s true about Google at mealtime 😉 . Delightful to see you at Beguiling! xox, V

  7. George Kaplan
    December 5, 2015

    Always a pleasure to visit, Lady Vickie!

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