I celebrate the gathering of family, the reunion of loved ones. I choose the table cloth, polish the silver and wipe the crystal glasses until they shine. I light the candles and arrange the appetizers in a tempting display. I listen for the doorbell.
I remember an Advent anthem I sang in church choir, years ago. It was called Anticipation, and I cannot find the author or the composer, but the words remind me of the joyous preparation and promise of celebration.
“The sky is black; the dawn is but a promise, and here I wait, impatient for the light. My dearest friend is coming back tomorrow. Anticipation fills the endless night, and soon the sky will fill with golden sunlight. The day will break with joy beyond compare, and I will fly — I will fly — to meet him in the air.”
Thank you so much, Scilla for this beautiful celebration, the reunion of parents, children, sisters, brothers and friends. These are memorable, happy moments.
Hoping for happy reunions of immigrant children and parents, too, come to think of it…
Thanks, Amy, for hosting this celebration.
Thank you for your support! 🙂
This is beautiful! Reblogging to my sister site Timeless Wisdoms
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Happy celebrations of all kinds to you, Priscilla! 🙂 I love your table, especially the dark green cloth.
Thank you! May your life be a celebration, too.
So blessedly festive. I particularly love the bookshelf.
Oh, boy, do we have bookshelves! But actually many more book stacks. ‘We’ being Scholar and Poet Books, the home business we run. Yeah, I live with a mega ton of books.
You are the best. Well done.