Redefining Ladies who Lunch

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Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. M. F. K. Fisher

Source: Un jolie table — Catamini

Over the past several decades, the phrase ladies who lunch, popularized by composer Stephen Sondheim, has come to mean “women who have so very much, but do very little.”

Thanks to the clever play-on-words of Ladies Who Launch, a community for helping women start their own businesses, and to my love of lunch-ing with friends, I've wondered if a redefinition isn't in order.

How about this?

Ladies who lunch, n. Women who do so very much, sometimes with very little, because they get together for lunch.

Rings true for me.

Almost without exception, the women with whom I dream then dare, are women with whom, I have shared a meal. Typically, lunch.

I don't know why this is, and for once I'm not going to analyze.

It's enough for me to know that where there's a table set for a meal with my friends, very often I find too a place setting for my soul.

When was the last time that you had lunch with a friend who helps you see your magnificence?

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