This is the power of gathering: it inspires us,
delightfully, to be more hopeful,
more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.
– Alice Waters


Puli Khumri, Afghanistan
Havana, Cuba
Budapest, Hungary
Afghanistan Border

The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source
of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction.
A person cooking is a person giving.
Even the simplest food is a gift.

– Laurie Colwin

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
New York, New York, USA

Community – meaning for me ‘nurturing human connection’ — is our survival.
We humans wither outside of community. It isn’t a luxury, a nice thing;
community is essential to our well being.
– Frances Moore Lappe

Rajasthan, India

By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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20 replies on “POWER OF GATHERING”

I always love your offerings, Steve, but this one comes at just the right time with just the right words. Thanks for sharing with this community!

Beautiful pictures and quotes as usual Thank you Stevebhai

“If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together.” – African Proverb

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