It's that time of the year again! Let us be thankful for all that we have, and celebrate being alive! Instead of dry turkey breast, let's have some juicy, tasty roast duck! YUM!
As usual, I'm hosting this dinner for everyone who didn't go to a family weekend, or decided to ditch their physical family in favor of a psychologically-significant family of good and rational company. I expect this may be even truer especially if there are, in one's extended family, people who believe that we're headed for hell. Well, I'm doing the best I can to keep the earth cool, how about you?
We can discuss climate change, if you want a deep topic that'll depress us all, or we can just be together and have a good present (in other words, be Buddhists for the night [at least]!). If he can come, I hope we will have the presence of (at least?) one man who claims to have the body of a god (but I won't tell you who or which one). The rest of us can kowtow to him...
I can (continue to) tell you how wonderful it is to be alive (and in love!) and to have optimism for the future, even if the present is not perfect. I recently saw a T-Shirt that read "Atheism... the Reality is Fine!" We can come up with our own aphorisms, too. We can make plans to meet at the booth the next morning or to go for a walk in the SoCal sun. We don't have to discuss anything philosophical or even anywhere intellectually challenging, as we're here for fun and yummy eats!
This is a great event for newbies, because, let's face it, who doesn't like Chinese (food)? It's also a great event to reconnect with other members you haven't seen in a while. I know I'd like to see some positive RSVPs by people I've recently met and whom I'd love to spend more time getting to know. Bring friends and acquaintances, because this is probably the biggest event I'll hold all year (except for the picnics, which I've been remiss to organize this fast-passing summer!). The number of attendees is limited, however, so please RSVP accurately, because I always have people whom I meet later who tell me they would have come if they knew there was space! AND I HATE NO-SHOWS!