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A Place For You At Christmas

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A waiting rocking chair, waiting for dawn and for Christmas guests.

A waiting rocking chair, waiting for dawn and for Christmas guests.

It’s early morning with dawn a few hours away. The Christmas lights are on in anticipation of a new day. I treasure the colours that emerge in the darkened house lit only by the Christmas lights on the fireplace mantle and on the tree. There is a warmth promised, an invitation extended.

The chair holds one, and that one could be you, would be you if you would allow yourself to be transported into this world of golden colour. The chair is old. older than me. I found this chair in a shed in the north country, a place of wildness, a place of broken dreams and dreams yet to be born. Restoring the chair took many hours of careful work, grateful work that helped filled long winter hours.

In this chair, children were held, fed and comforted. It is a chair that has known so many stories yet knows how to keep its counsel, to keep secrets. This chair has followed me from home to home knowing that it isn’t the four walls that build a home, but the hearts within those wall. So, for a moment, take a seat and feel the warmth of my home.


Written by Robert G. Longpré

December 14, 2012 at 6:52 am

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  1. what a marvelous chair, indeed.


    December 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  2. Precious words…and a welcome…beautiful.


    January 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    • Please be assured, Scott, that if you ever come by the way of my home, the door is open and you will be taken is as a valued guest. 🙂


      January 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm

  3. You’ve touched my heart, Robert…again. I would love to be such a guest in your home…and honored…thank you. 🙂


    January 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm

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