A delicious dinner with friends, the table noise, also the talk noise. In our case, these are mostly at home, so we are the waiters filling the glasses and plates.

The summer is coming and if it is kind, we can hold most of those dinners in the garden, accompanied by blackbirds and hedgehogs, if we don’t make too much noise.

‘Nothing, Odysseus says, is more marvelous in life than sitting down to a delicious dinner with your friends, the table noise and the waiter filling the glasses.’¬†

 

Source: Adam Nicolson, The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters (London: William Collins, 2015), p. 42

Photo credit: Annie Spratt at unsplash

 

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