“The best meals are those prepared by loving hands.”
This week’s “dinner” challenge reminded me immediately of the capture above, which I made during a visit to Cambodia several years ago. I was a fair distance from the gathering but was drawn to the obvious affection of the participants. The inclusion of the family’s oxen made the moment just too good to pass up 😄.
“There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.”
Cambodia is a very special place, especially in light of their tragic history. One sentence about the reign of Pol Pot in the 1970’s sums it up: ” The combined effects of executions, strenuous working conditions, malnutrition and poor medical care caused the deaths of approximately 25 percent of the Cambodian population.” * 25%! Think about it.
“One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.”
Despite their history, or perhaps because of it, we found Cambodia to be a warm, gentle, peaceful place where children are treasured and life seems simpler. There are times when simple is simply better.
- Source: wikipedia