We live in a world so addicted to speed and noise, I realize every day that everything we do is in such a hurry. At work I observe clients always in a hurry. On the streets (with the exception of the Rive Gauche side of Paris where time seems to stand still) there is a rythme frenetique, as the locals say.
We prepare this holiday in a rush: looking for a tree, searching gifts for loved ones, deciding on a restaurant or a menu. This holiday should be about slowing down the pace of our lifestyles.
Christmas for me it is always about gatherings. No matter how pretty the house is decorated or how many gifts I receive, I can’t feel the holiday spirit without a family gathering.
I can’t imagine a better present than being with the loved ones, talking and laughing and just spending time together. For those of you who have the chance to gather with the family for Christmas dinner, here are some ideas to help you set the table…