Women don’t gather enough. Our lives are insanely busy so when we’re going to wind up in someone’s kitchen with enough to do other than complain I don’t know, but I do think Kitchen Tables can be magic. And the work done around them is Miraculous.
Not only does food get prepped or tasks accomplished, lives get discussed and bettered over tea or coffee and some smidgen of something sweet. If we set ourselves to the task of peace building, who knows what could be accomplished?
Maybe we just start with with gathering and sharing our lives. But sooner or later, someone’s going to say something and all that collective wisdom will come pouring out. It might be a personal problem that gets resolved if not solved, a plan for tackling a problem with the local playground, or an idea about changing your corner of the world.
And in the meantime, tea. with friends. Your own life miraculously better in some small ways. A million of these miracles, and life starts improving everywhere.
Simplistic? You betcha! Fairly simple, also true. Worth trying. Absolutely. Better if you include people who don’t look like you? Yes. Let’s start making Peace an old fashioned way. Piece together those miracles at the kitchen tables. Peace. We can do this and we must. Let’s try something we’re not doing. Because Peace needs us. I’ve always been in awe of what happens at Kitchen Tables. They’re still they’re. Maybe we just need to visit a bit more. It’s worth a try. Peace is always worth the effort.