I love to cook, I love to have friends over.....it has been a good day. Our friends Kaye and Jamie came over and I cooked a St. Patrick's day meal for them. Corned beef brisket, colcannon, Irish Soda Bread,
and Nutty Irishmen brownies. Jamie is an incredible cook, so I am a little intimidated when I cook for him......but tonight, he had second helpings so I knew the food was good.
One of my most favorite movie scenes takes place in Stealing Beauty, it's the Italian countryside,
and all these friends and family members are gathered around a table eating, there is a similar scene in
Chocolat, all these friends and family members sharing a meal. That is a great joy for me, to cook a wonderful meal and have those I love enjoy it.
I know about all the religious symbols concerning the "last supper", but for me that image of those you love gathered around you, sharing your last meal with you......what more could you ask for?
Sharing a meal......with a lover, it can be quite intimate and enticing.....with friends and family,
bonding, loving, joyous......with strangers, breaking the bread can truly break the ice.
So we had a great meal, listened to some Irish music, and then the four of us sat down and co-wrote,
well started a song. Whether you're Irish or not, I hope you have had a wonderful St.Patrick's day.....mine has been great!
May all your rainbows end with gold, may all your tears be tears of joy!