Never in my life have I been graceful, but my own personal theme for today is Grace. I, like most people care deeply about the election, and even though I never spell out my personal politics in the emails, most of you likely know what my leanings are. But my goal today and going forward is grace, politeness and kindness, all of which are available to anyone of any political party. One can win or lose graciously, and with the country divided nearly fifty-fifty, it behooves us all to remember that there is at least one person who is dear to each of us who’s feeling the opposite way from us at this minute. Some time in the past eight years, you’ve undoubtedly felt jubilance and you’ve undoubtedly felt dejection. My job today is to remember how I felt the day that I felt the opposite of today, and hand that empathy over to someone who needs it, because ultimately, we’re all just a bunch of human beings with feelings. If anything, the thing that’s disappointed me above nearly all else is something that we’ve all been doing more and more over the past several years: dehumanizing the people we disagree with.
So I’m going to think back to stories of Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill going out for a beer on a regular basis and remembering that really we all want a better future, a happy place to live, and mutual respect.
I say this on occasion, and this seems like another occasion to say it: I don’t care what your politics are- as long as you’re not forcing them on me, you’re welcome to come break bread here. Feast is a community first and foremost of people who love food and drink, and treat their fellow human beings (and animals, for that matter,) with respect and kindness. Now: let’s taste some wine.
today’s wine tasting begins at 2 pm, and I can’t think of a more pleasant and enjoyable way to spend and hour or two this afternoon. There’s still time to order and pick up samples and join this very tasting. Here are the details:
and here’s the Zoom meeting info:
Doug Levy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: No filter
Time: Nov 7, 2020 02:00 PM Arizona
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 815 8399 1425
We will, since the election’s at last decided, offer up one more time an additional 10% off Champagne and other sparkling wine if you’re feeling celebratory today, and 10% off spirits if you’re feeling dejected. One last day for that, and most of you don’t have to get up early tomorrow, so there’s that. Maybe that’s why it took until today to get a result.
There is, of course, plenty of food available to help you avoid the hangover that could arrive in the morning if you’re being at all cautious.
And there’s all the other stuff we’re doing in the midst of the Pandemic Lifestyle we all live now- tonight’s the last night to grab a Frankenstein meal if you’re watching the Learning Curve
and come tomorrow, you’ll be able to pick up the meal for next week’s Learning Curve lecture:
You can also still contribute to our donation run to Youth on Their Own,
plan to pick up some hors d’oeuvres for the Poetry Center’s 60th anniversary party
or order ahead for Thanksgiving:
Whatever you want to join us for, we’re grateful for it, no matter what your politics, and we thank you. Now (again): let’s taste some wine.