Empty chairs and empty tables

 The ghosts of yesterday’s laughter linger quietly

As threads of friendships warm and embracing envelope these chairs

Last night these tables saw a celebration of life

where food was bountiful 
and wine and mirth ran freely. 

How eagerly we greet the chance to meet 

….  the chance to eat 
…. the chance to nourish our souls

with friendships old and new
as we share our days and minds

And sit ….

…. at once empty chairs and empty tables.

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  • BELINDA KLEIN November 28, 2012   Reply →

    What a warm and eloquent post Frannie.
    Here's to sharing a meal with friends.
    Belinda x

  • Jackie and Joel Smith November 28, 2012   Reply →

    I also take photos of tables and chairs but have never had a thought clever enough to put them together with story in a post. . .well done!! Jx

  • Francesca Muir November 28, 2012   Reply →

    And here's to sharing a meal with you too dear Belinda – and soon please? Thank you F x

  • Francesca Muir November 28, 2012   Reply →

    They always remind me of the song "Empty chairs at empty tables" from Les Misérables. A beautiful song of friendships past. Glad you liked them – would love to see your chairs and tables one day. Fx

  • Mum November 29, 2012   Reply →

    Here's to sitting again on those empty chairs in Elounda. Let's not wait too long – beautiful pictures and sentiments. Love

  • Niki Noble November 29, 2012   Reply →

    Molto bello. A little sad as summer finishes and all is on hold till the next…xx

  • Francesca Muir November 29, 2012   Reply →

    It's just beginning here Niki – high humidity and into the late 30's early 40's next couple of days – ugh too early for this! Baci xx

  • Francesca Muir November 29, 2012   Reply →

    Ready when you are! xx

  • This is Belgium November 29, 2012   Reply →

    great idea for a post because they do look inviting as do that gorgeous water and weather!

  • Robert Geiss November 30, 2012   Reply →

    Such colours, can only be Greece. Wonderful pictures.

  • Anne December 2, 2012   Reply →

    How lovely!! I wish I were there, right now…and thank you for visiting me and joining Dress.

  • How beautiful! And how I miss the water! The season is turning here too – this morning I saw snow on the mountains and the temperature is heading downward. Better that way though. Wet muddy autumn can be a little depressing. I prefer brisk, real cold. And snow!! Xcat

  • Francesca Muir March 29, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you xx

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