We all crave friendship. It is a precious, life-giving commodity. As the queen herself, J.K. Rowling states, “Books and cleverness! There are more important things: friendship and bravery.” Friendship is truly one of the most important aspects of life. Friends, true friends, bring encouragement and growth. They are there in the struggle, a helping presence through every season, unafraid to speak the hard truth. Friends bring joy and laughter to the everyday.
This blog is simply a group of friends coming together to share life. Sobremesa is a unique Spanish word literally translated to “over the table.” However, that does not express the untranslatable spirit of Sobremesa. The word describes the conversation that persists when a meal is over. You know, the ‘nitty gritty’ and deep talks that lay a foundation for life’s great ideas and revelations. This kind of talk, most often spent with friends, shapes our sense of self and worth. It was such a conversation, after dinner and over coffee, that inspired the creation of this blog.
Therefore, as its name reflects, this blog is an opportunity to converse about our daily thoughts and adventures in an open and supportive forum. The name embodies our love of culture and diversity. The blog is a place to trade our favorite recipes or look at what’s trending. We can share our political views or the development of our professional lives. We may talk about the books that have shaped our world views and share what Jesus is doing in our hearts. Our blog is as much for us as it is for you. We are all in the process of discovering more of who we are, and it’s our hope that our writing will bring delight and discovery to your life too. Enjoy!