|Food Court Table at Hazeldean Mall|
My visit to this table was not to prove my prowess in chess, backgammon, or checkers. It didn't even include food or beverages, or shopping at the mall -- perhaps to the merchants' dismay. Instead, at this table I met a lovely, young Chinese woman: my newest ESL student! And a very fine meeting it was.
Today's theme got me thinking about the different tables I use at home throughout the day...
- the bedside table whose top holds a lamp, clock-radio, a couple of healing stones, and my current book(s)
- the entry table, usually overflowing with my notebook, a bowl of keys, a change basket, receipts, junk mail, and various eyeglasses
- the end table between the couch and rocker, receptacle for a tall stack of to-do's: books, lists, forms to fill out, and catalogues, in addition to the lamp, Christmas cactus, and a few treasures
- the matching, mission-style coffee table, home of a minimum of two laptops
- the "patty o'furniture" table under a netted gazebo in the back yard--one of the most inspiring places to write
- and the dining room table, a simple two-toned set, host of a number of warm, delightfully thought-provoking and love-filled dinner parties over the past three years, which sits patiently waiting for more.