Monday, January 14, 2013

Michele's Last Supper

Today I warmly welcome Michele from the beautiful blog Hello Lovely for a beautiful guest post about her ideal Last Supper.  Michele has pure talent when it comes to writing - somehow her posts manage to make me laugh, think and dream all at once!  She has applied these gifts to an incredible post for today.  Enjoy!


Pondering my last supper (thank you, Barbara!)
truly got me searching myself for what brings
maximum comfort and pleasure.

What fills up my senses like nothing else?

I discovered the answer is Hawaii.

son learning to surf

My beachy photos tell the story of my ideal
location and mood for the dinner.
Oahu's North Shore.
White sand.
Blue water.
Crashing waves.
The sweet scent of plumeria.

And these guys would be invited too.
I would def do something with my hair.

Shark's Cove

The menu would include three things:
the shrimp and sticky rice we live on
when we visit, Puglian anything prepared by
my close friend from Italy, and 4 surprise courses
from a new friend whose food is edible art.
Think quail with beets and emu prepared perfectly.

my husband learning

On the one hand, I want some of the comfort
foods I love and can't live without, but wouldn't
it also be exciting to be surprised and stretched
a little for a last meal?
I'll take em both.

In terms of a tablescape, I would call upon all my talented
friends in blogland who have been reading me and
understand my aesthetic and sensibilities.

Tropical happy drinks would be served
alongside champagne.

Everyone in this picture would be there,
as well as the rest of my family and close friends.

The dress code would be simple:
all white and barefoot.

A candle-lit, oceanside dinner on the sand
with our sons and nephews serenading us
with acoustic guitars and the help of Selah Sue.
All the pups in our family will be there too,
wearing white feathery wings designed

At some point, my dad would read scripture
while my mom plays a harp...
mom has never played the harp so
a few pre-dinner lessons will be in order.

my grownup baby

Dreaming of this last supper has me feeling
so relaxed and full of gratitude because
I realize how many blessings are
right here, right under my nose.

In the twilight of my life, whenever that may be,
I hope I will still be filled with childlike wonder.

I hope I will still sense God's beauty
all around me and pulsing through my veins.
I hope I will have peace in my heart and a knowing
that it is well with my soul.

I hope the legacy I leave will be honorable.

Thank you so much, Barbara, for this exercise.
Who is to say we can't make that dream
last supper happen now while we have
so much life left in us?

Here's to making it happen!

I'm so glad that our paths crossed in blogland and I'm sure you can see why from this incredible post!  
Thank you Michele, for an inspiring post and a great reminder to live for today!


The enchanted home said...

Wow..this was simply amazing. I expected nothing less from the talented Michele. Oahu is the perfect place for a last supper and I loved her thoughts on family, life and gratitutde....right down to the sticky rice and shrimp. Michele's gift (one of the many that is) is the ability to make you feel so many things at once, from simple things like getting hungry at her descriptoin of simple food to feeling really touched and reawakened and feeling grateful and reflective about our blessings. WELL DONE!

Privet and Holly said...

So beautiful, M!
What a neat exercise
for heart and soul--
You definitely thought
this through and brought
your readers to the same
conclusion that you did....
That heaven is right here
on Earth, if we frame it
all the right way : )

Barbara, thank you for
featuring sweet Michele
and her lovely thoughts!

xo Suzanne

michele said...

thank you for those kind words about my writing, Barbara! you made my day. visiting here is always pure pleasure because somehow in blogland our moods and yearnings even across the miles somehow have a connectedness. thanks for having me.

have a wonderful week.


Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Lovely post, Michele!! The photos....your words, beautiful!! As I enjoy the photos, I am reminded of your amazing seascape paintings!

And I'm happy to discover Haus Design.


The Buzz Blog said...

What a lovely setting and a beautiful dinner - if it's to be the last, what a way to celebrate!
C + C

Kathysue said...

Wow! I am in awe of my sweet friend Michele. The more I know of her the more I love her. This is so beautifully articulated in a manner that is quintessential Michele!
Just beautiful,
Thank you for sharing,
xo Kathysue

Cindy said...

What thought provoking words... Michele can do that to you, make you think about things in a way that touches right through to the center of your soul...


Leslie said...

Wonderful! I like Michele's simple, honest approach to life.. and writing. Family, food, simple living. That's what it's all about!

Stacy Curran said...

Great post Michelle. Barbara is right - you have a real talent!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele always inspires me. I love her thoughts here. Beautiful.
Thank you for sharing her last supper with us!
Happy Tuesday.

Monica said...

This was so wonderful the photos took me there.


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