There is no better classroom
than the family table.
– Kaye Earle
Researchers have confirmed what parents have known
for a long time; sharing a family meal is good for the spirit,
the brain and the health of all family members.
– Anne Fishel, Ph.D.
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
– Will Durant
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction,
the cement that binds closer together, and
the music that brings harmony.
– Eva Burrows
Other things may change us,
but we start and end with the family.
– Anthony Brandt
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
– Jane Howard
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you,
but at the same time you carry them with you
in your heart, your mind, your stomach,
because you do not just live in a world.
A world lives in you.
– Frederick Buechner
Our family dinner table was like Speakers’ Corner in London.
We discussed, debated, argued, declaimed –
all of us at the same time.
– E. Thomson Earle
It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens,
that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments,
sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers,
stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.
– Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
21 replies on “The Family Table”
Wonderful quotes that bind together these equally wonderful images. (To say more than needed..) Not that these images need these words; they speak on their own and stand alone. But Steve has presented to us a beautiful bouquet of the flowers of his images, dipped in the dew of humanity, and bound by the glue of eloquence.
The pictures makes it real,
After staying long from my family,I really never knew what I enjoyed the day we was facing each other on a family table until I came to this blog
Amazing post Steve! Pictures worth thousands of words. Thank you for including India.
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Really great thought and best one
That’s one of the things I miss most about the holidays – dinner with my parents and brother. The smell of the food. The conversations and laughs we would have. Anticipation of dessert. We would sit at the table together and talk. It was just a common thing that we did as a family. We didn’t do it because there were psychological tips that said we should. It just seemed to come naturally.
Thanks for including the United States!
So amazing to see how familial unity is enjoyed by all cultures. A wonderful post! Thank you.
Keeping it real , great images 👍🏿
Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms
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As usual amazing and touching! Thank you!
I was taken with the smiles. No matter the situation, families are a bond of love and support ❤
The best! Love the theme , pictures and quotes to go with it!
An exceptional collection of images and a vital message. The quotes by Mitch Albom and Thomas Keller sum it up so well. Thank you, Steve, for another moving post.