We had our first dinner party with neighborhood friends last weekend and it was a success. Good food, good wine, good conversation.
We talked about music, the neighborhood, recipes, how each couple met. One
guest read poems from a Robert Frost anthology he spotted on my
bookshelf. And we managed to mostly avoid politics.
Guest were from or had lived in New York, Colorado, Oklahoma, the Philippines
and India. We all live in the same neighborhood now and know each other as
regulars at a local wine bar.
After living in this neighborhood for almost four years I am starting to feel
connected and that was one of my goals.