The fireplace beckons, holding court
      to this pageantry of warmth, the family 
      gathering to celebrate a time when hearty 
      individuals no longer wish to be alone, 

      a joyful moment meant
      to reunite disparate souls, to feed
      the senses and the palate and the heart,
      to satisfy an innate need, a need
      to love and to belong, for giving and
      for sharing with those with whom a single bond
      of blood so fondly brings together
      in a time, at a place, in a song.

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