“Hell yes! I’ll be there.”
Perhaps our dinners would have been “no bigs” if we had a “let it be loose, come if you can maybe, let’s gossip while jaggedly checking our phones, I’m sorry, what do you do?”
But that’s not how it went.
We reacquainted ourselves with the power of intention, the power of presence, the power of inquiry, and the power of committing with a “hell yes!”
And because of this, we heard knee-slapping stories, whizzes of wisdom falling onto plates filled with John’s famous chili-in-a-pumpkin and Martha’s famous chocolate cake. We saw shifts in sight, in friendship, in love with laughing and we heard home like a song in our hearts.
And then Covid…
No more eye-hugging, hand-squeezing delight with friends. Our hearts shriveled in the face of isolated lockdown loneliness.
We tried a virtual dinner – but it was erratic and distracted and people came and went. It felt terrible to be in the presence of no presence, no commitment, and no real connection. These were our people, why was it so bad?
We decided to lead a little – We asked for commitment. We asked friends to bring friends. We led with presencing, intention, and careful care. We crafted a prompt, modeled mindful conversation, and formally followed-up.
We remembered it wasn’t just another party that we needed. We needed to gather ceremoniously, with hearts open, and relearn the power of mindful conversation over the simple everyday act of breaking bread.
With this we hatched BreadBread World, dining every Friday night.
Like so many, and maybe like you, we are lifting out of the dark drowning techno-river of our time and finding our engaged community in thoughtful dialogue, reweaving the threads of our humanity by reaching across the table – nourished not just by food but by the power of human connection.
We invite you to join! We are here to guide you as friends toward a new horizon where our human spirit is sustained.