“Hospitality consists of a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet.”-
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We all have a different opinion of what we think defines “hospitality”. To one it is solitude, as in Emerson’s mind’s eye. For me, hospitality is what I give others who come to my house, and what I hope they take away when they leave-great food, interesting conversation and fantastic memories.
I remember when I was married in my big nice 6 bedroom house at the winder time in Sandy, UT. Sitting around the fire place when it was snowing serving home made hot chocolate or spiced cider to my guests still evokes pleasant memories.
I love to have big parties and gatherings again in my new place I am going to-once I find it! It matters not the size of the group gathered around the table, but that you are there, It matters not what you share, but that you are sharing. Some of the meager loaves of bread and soup are grander feasts than the biggest buffets when served by genuine kind people that are giving the best they have to give.
Paulette Le Pore Mozko
Copyright January 11th, 2013