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A Place at the Table for Everyone

Monday, August 18, 2014

It's a round table. Beautifully set, with lovely linen napkins and shining silverware. I'm mostly aware of the napkins and silver -- but the rest of the picture includes beautiful china, on chargers, a tablecloth, and fresh flowers in shades of white and light green -- including lilies, hydrangea, and roses. Perhaps the roses would be a deep burgundy.

The food is not on the table. Its the place setting and the beauty of the arrangement that is critical.

There is a place at this table for each part of me --- all my thoughts, developmental orphans, my body, and those body parts of myself that I do not always like to own. Feelings and needs that I have marginalized. Sassy parts. Hurt parts. Scared parts, of course. Courageous and strong parts.

No more hiding. Or circuitous attempts to get my needs met.

"Everyone" is welcome at this (my) table. No one will be left out and everyone will get what they need.

I've been preparing a long time. Not so long ago I couldn't even imagine that I would want to do this or be so welcoming to all of myself.

Like, wow. Long way to go. I'm sure there will be table talk . . . .



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
68ANNE 8/24/2014 2:53PM

    It will be a wonderful table for all of you to sit at

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MICKEYH 8/19/2014 9:11PM


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-SHOREIDO- 8/19/2014 11:15AM

    Your inner beauty on paper here!! Very nice!! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 8/19/2014 10:45AM

    Lovely blog! What a beautiful table you have set for yourself. Enjoy the journey!

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DDOORN 8/19/2014 10:00AM

    Such a beautiful picture you "paint" of your progress, your present and visions for your future...


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MONTANAWALKER 8/19/2014 12:00AM

    How wonderful that you are at a place to feed and nourish ALL of yourself, just for YOURSELF. You are so deserving of the meals at your beautiful meet all your own needs! Capable, beautiful YOU!

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PGHP31CK 8/18/2014 9:15PM

    Pam, I love what you wrote--you expressed yourself beautifully! So glad that you're ready to meet all of your needs without questioning. I'm proud of you! And I'd love to be in on that table talk!!


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    Love your sense of inner inclusion and acceptance. You have created a nice vision for yourself - a place where all of us would like to be and would love to join you too. Eating isn't even all that important when you are in a good place like this. You have encouraged me to want to "set" my own table too and love the beauty of it and myself.

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/18/2014 8:33PM

    I'm a great believer in self-pampering, including things like pouring my grape juice into a wine flute, to dress it up. The eyes are an important part of savoring a meal. Well done! emoticon WE are worth treating like company!

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MELYROD18 8/18/2014 6:14PM

    Looks great! emoticon

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