Dining tables are for connections, new ones and old. Cladding these tables for a feast or simply for serving cake and coffee, is part of living in the moment. It is time you give to yourself. Table setting can be complex and it can be simple, depending on how you feel and how much time you have to dedicate to it. Remember flowers and candles. These are the two simplest decorations - together or individually - that will make any table a serene gathering place. Hope you all gather in joy and in peace! We bow to Clara Infante (credits for cover photo), for showing us the rope of ropes of dining festivities.