Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Carol for the absent

Polish tradition says that an extra place should always be set at the Christmas Eve table for the absent or the needy. It was always a time to welcome people into our home. Very often, when I was growing up, these were foreign students a long way from home. This morning, I found a carol that addresses the empty seats at the table. Those we have loved and lost:

This evening, my family will be joining other relatives for a Christmas Eve dinner. There will be empty seats for those we have lost.