Terwijde: Eating together
Eating is a first necessity of life, just like breathing, but also much more than that: a way to be together with others and to share friendship, love or joy. You make a birthday cake to celebrate someone’s birthday and cook a special meal to celebrate the Sugar Festival. Eating together can also be comforting. In many cultures people eat together at a funeral, afterwards or as part of the farewell ritual.
Eating together provides a connection. You often share your daily meal with people with whom you feel a connection. But it also works the other way around: sharing your daily meal with others can give you a connection. How do you like to eat together? Do you like to cook together, share food, share stories or would you rather eat alone in front of the TV? What does it mean for you to eat together with others? What is it that makes a meal really shared? Which rituals are important to you? And who would you like to have dinner with? What would that mean for you?
Talking with each other
In Huiskamer Hof ‘t Spoor, neighbours regularly enter into dialogue with each other on various themes. In a dialogue you really start talking to each other. You speak from within yourself and open yourself up to the story of the other. It’s about listening attentively to each other’s experiences, not about convincing the other person of your own point of view. You investigate with each other what it’s all about, you share dreams of the future and what you can do to bring them closer. The conversations take place at dialogue tables of 6 to 8 people under the guidance of dialogue facilitators trained by Utrecht in Dialogue. Everyone will be addressed, heard and is welcome.
What is a dialogue
Huiskamer Hof ‘t Spoor