Saturday, December 1, 2012

All I Want for Christmas is You

I went down to the GPO on O'Connell Street today to post off Christmas presents to some very special and wonderful people who, due to the current state of affairs in Ireland, now live in far flung places across the globe. I thought of the hundreds and thousands of other people up and down the country who will be making similar trips to their local post offices; mammies and daddies and brothers and sisters and girlfriends and boyfriends and best friends and old friends sending cards and pressies off to sons and daughters and siblings and friends here, there and everywhere. 

There will be plenty of empty chairs at dinner tables all over Ireland this Christmas day,  but I'll tell you one thing lads - Grandad's chair at our Christmas dinner table will be the emptiest chair in Ireland.

1 comment:

KFS said...

my Gran Died earlier this year, she was the only grandparent I had ever known. I seem to be largely immune to grief ( I can't seem to tell the difference between memory and time travel), but it started me worrying about my own daughters, they're only 2+3 but already they love my mam and Dad so much.
But sure that's the way, you get what you give and only love can break your heart, as the song says.