One of my favorite places in my house is my kitchen table. I eat breakfast there while reading my morning prayers and scripture. I sit there for hours on my day off reading revisionist histories of Rome and listening through the many hours of music still unplayed on my playlists. I make dinners and eat them with friends there. I stare out the window and estimate how many snowflakes I've watched there (maybe in the 100 trillions today alone).
It is also my favorite place in my house because when friends are over we can sit at that table for hours simply laughing and enjoying each other's company. That is my favorite way to spend an evening. And when we do, everyone simply looks beautiful.