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So sad!

English: Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine,...
Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine, USA 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?

Not in a million years! I’m not good cooking and I hate a messy kitchen but I love having dinner with my family and enjoying the food and the conversation.

Among my best memories are those family dinners talking about what happened during the day, listening at my parents, my brothers and my sisters tell stories. The best were my father’s stories, always so positive and with a great sense of humor, telling us what happened at the University with his students. And when we finished, we all helped mom with the dishes and finally get together again to talk again, satisfied and a little tired.

Then mom used to tell us about the book she was reading, and she was quite a story-teller!

I would like that my folks will have the same good memories of family life around the dinner table. And this, with a pill is impossible. You take a pill in a few seconds. Not room for a conversation while enjoying the food, nothing familiar, only an individual act. So sad!

Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill.

Author:

Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

12 thoughts on “So sad!

  1. A very good point about the importance of having a meal together. Eating is not just for sustenance for your body, it is also a way to strengthen and maintain relationships particularly in a family.

    1. That’s true. And What about celebrations? Happy Birthday to you with candles on a … pill? Happy Christmas or Hanukah or happy Thanksgiving day without a dinner? Family life is great! and eating together is a very important part of it.

  2. I completely agree – I think we get so caught up in speed and convenience that we forget about the very important social side effects! Dinner with family, with friends, even with complete strangers nourishes so much more than just the body. Can’t get that from a pill! Really enjoyed your post – brought back memories of our own family dinners. Thanks!

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