I wanted this photograph to capture the moment; a moment in time that shows my book club all around the table ready to enjoy a Christmas meal together. One of many moments with a special group of friends.
Many of the ladies were commiserating with each other about how they were tired from work, Christmas preparations and just all the little things of life that are hitting everyone so hard right now. But, we all agreed that there are things we must make an effort for and coming to book club is one of them.
It helped that when we arrived we were given a glass of champagne with a splash of limoncello. We had a delicious dinner ( chicken with artichokes, pasta with a light mushroom sauce and perfectly cooked Italian green beans) followed by a chocolate mint dessert that had us wanting more. As we ended the meal, our hostess made a heartfelt toast stressing the fact that we are so fortunate to come together each month with an amazing group of women.
Our evening ended with a little bit of serendipity that is hard to explain, but seems to happen every year with our gift exchange. We each bring a favorite thing that in a totally random way, always ends up in the hands of the person it seems would appreciate it the most. It's funny how things work out with a wink from above.