Dinner with friends. We brought salad and 2 lively children. Red leaf lettuce, torn and vibrant. Pink grapefruit sections, avocado dressing and candied walnuts, still warm from the oven, even after traveling through the freezing night air. Buddhist meditation room, bells, cushions, sacred space, all very exciting to our five year old boy who has loved Buddha since the age of 1. Warmth from a wood fire, pea soup and good conversations.