Sunday, February 27, 2011

The company of others

I'm not sure it would matter if we were all gathered around that same table, on the edge of the bustling crowd at the gala last night or if we were settled in lawn chairs on a backyard deck, but I find the company of this group of Salemites to be therapeutic.  No, not in a tear-filled/crying my heart out way.  In a relaxing, rejuvenating with plenty of good-for-the-soul-laughing way.

My usual inclination is to go into cave mode and vegetate during my days off.  After a fun time like last night, I'm reminded of how wrong this urge is.  A balance is what I should strive for.  Which goes with one of the books I'm currently reading.  It's a Buddhist's approach to care of the self, "How to be Sick" by Toni Bernhard.

Balance is good.


Amber said...

I feel the same way! There were some really great, deep, belly laughs to be had that night. Must do it again soon. Maybe on the backyard deck.

KandN said...

Sounds like a plan!

Rebekah said...

Just catching up on blogs and realized I made it onto yours! Yay! I finally got the fame I deserve. ;)

I had a great time that night, as usual with you folks, and I need to laugh like that again soon. I'm sure the wine helped, but it was mostly the company!

KandN said...

Maybe the wine and brew events have it wrong.
We could have samples brought to us as we sit and visit with friends? I'd buy a ticket to that!