Saturday, November 21, 2009

Day 323: Candlelight


Day 323: Candlelight, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Candles serve so many purposes in our lives. It has been a year of losses, this time my spouse's mother. We sat in candlelight thinking, being and quietly remembering.

Candles light our celebrations and our losses. They brighten birthdays and set the mood for romance. They provide solace. They give us light when our modern utilities fail us. Candlelight casts its glow and embraces us.

5 comments:

  1. We still use candles when we say a prayer in front of a particular saint in our church. The massed glow warms up the interior. Literally in the summer. I'm sorry for your losses, Susan, and I hope your shared memories alleviate the burden.

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  2. So sorry for the loss of your mother-in-law. This lovely little vignette is a nice tribute to her memory.

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  3. Sorry to hear about another loss - as I recall, you posted a couple of photos of your century-old mother-in-law. Hope those photos and other memories offer treasures to accompany that embracing candelight.

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  4. I'm sorry for your loss! May happy memories provide the same warm comfort as the light from this candle!

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  5. Very well said. I so like your writing. I'm sorry for your loss.

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