|Banquet Scene with a Lute Player, Nicolas Tournier, 1625|
One bit of wisdom that reached out and grabbed me, most likely because I adore the process of food preparation, serving, and especially eating, was the notion of thinking of your life as a dinner party. Imagine a beautiful dinner where you would behave graciously. When dishes are passed to you, extend your hand and help yourself to a moderate portion. If a dish should pass you by, enjoy what is already on your plate. Or, if the dish hasn't been passed to you yet, patiently wait your turn. There is no need to yearn, envy, or grab. You will get your rightful portion when it is your time. I'm thinking of approaching life as a banquet today. Gosh, I'm hungry.