Music: Morning Arrival in Goa
In my glass: Holy Mole
Inspired by a twitter conversation with Ottmar Liebert about sobremesa. I replied how I miss it and love it. His reply -"it's more valuable than anything money can buy". Indeed it is! Yesterday at work, we had a small going away reception for a co-worker and after we ate it was so nice to sit in conversation and catch up with one another.
Photo above is a reflection shot from 3 years ago when friends/fanmencas had finished lunch and we were just sitting, conversing and enjoying new friendships.
Last month one of my Chinese students invited me to his house for dinner and there were other guests--one from Pakistan who has traveled extensively. While the food was wonderful the conversation after was so engaging.
Just this week, I re-connected with another co-worker who has moved to Eugene, Oregon and despite the distance we're talking about getting together again soon for lunch and catching up with one another. I look forward to the sobremesa!
Think I'll throw a dinner party soon but who to invite for the sobremesa?! ;-) Who would you invite for your sobremesa?
Monday, November 26, 2012
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Friday, November 02, 2012
I am a big fan of Raul Malo from the Mavericks and here he's signing a classic song that's one of my faves. He's such a versatile singer! iTunes writes, "Cuban-American Raul Malo's tenor is so exquisite that it should be placed in the Smithsonian" and I couldn't agree more! The CD, What A Crying Shame is a brilliant piece of music! I wore out that album and fell in love with Raul then! Here's another song out of this world!