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we met beneath windows glowing with light and colour and extolling the virtues of both indulgence and abstention:

‘…we pass’d
Hearing the tales of gluttony they told,
And the dire recompense it brings at last.

…Oh, blessed they
By grace enlightened so, that never gust
Of appetite may lead their will astray
Their hunger ever kept in limits just!’

(The Purgatorio of Dante, Dante Alighieri)

there was much indulgence in food, conversation and laughter. tea, coffee and mocktails were consumed with abandon.

was thinking up post on the way home about why true connection has no requirement for alcohol but then Bea and her commenters have been and gone and written such an excellent one that I don’t need to πŸ™‚

am behind with a gazillion things including responding to comments on this blog so it feels a bit naughty to be drafting a new post about my sober week-end! but here it is. it’s Wednesday, and I am still smiling πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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