Today we traipsed over to Summerhall to attend this month’s Sunday Assembly.
Hmm. Dunno really. It’s like, this.. …thing. This beautiful thing where people sing and talk and eat cake.
This month Ian (one of our regulars) and I were two of the people doing the speaking bit.
We also done some singing and we did also eat cake: I had a piece of marmalade cake and a brownie with mint sweeties atop. Both were rather delicious. Robert and Stephen also partook of this bit. Christopher didn’t, presumably, partake in cake (being vegan and that) but he was next to me and he totally went with the singing! Christopher is a Sunday Assembly guy though — I recruited him into our cabal of volunteers by trapping him on a bench in the pub after last month’s Assembly and refusing to let him leave until he signed a contract, in blood, giving me his Saturday mornings for the foreseeable future.
Anyway, we spoke, after the wonderful Kath McMahon performed a selection of her inspiring poems, about what it is that makes Souper Saturday so souper. (Hint: it isn’t the soup!)
We got such a lovely response and Ian and I were overjoyed at the kindness that exists out in this world. I went home with SIX shopping bags full of food donations, a very generous cash donation and a few promises of time out of people’s precious Saturday mornings.
I was touched, and so were the others.
Sunday Assembly, we salute you!
P.S. There are still a few days left to donate to our Indiegogo appeal. Please do. Or don’t. It is entirely up to you — we are not about to starve thanks to all of the lovely donations received so far 🙂