It was a great getting to know each other that extended to sharing dinner at a wonderful restaurant where I managed to maintain conversation and stay conscious of the delicious meal I was eating. Jann insisted I have a large bowl of oxtail soup, so I did and he was right. It was so good I could only leave a little bit in the bowl. For the entree I had some lamb with cabbage and potato all prepared in an appropriate sized portion for me to stay conscious while eating it and not feel a bit too full for finishing most of it. I noticed something interesting, actually transformational for me, I was the last one finished at the table, which was an entirely new experience for me. Even if I am the main speaker in a dinner conversation I used to be one of the first finished, I could never understand how I did that. Last night I wasn’t necessarily the primary speaker and yet I still was the last to finish, a truly remarkable feat for a social dining experience and an actual breakthrough in the 1/3 part of my program.
Tonight we make our way out to Zaltbommo(?) again for a meeting with graduates from our programs to socialize and connect with people who love our work and we will share a meal with them as well so I will have many more opportunities to practice my social dining skills and consciousness.