Candlelight and Friends

Day 333
Listening to: nothing
Thought for the day: There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton


I’ve run smack into another day that poured some sadness into my pitcher of life. I am lighting this candle in honor of Claire, a friend, the mother of one of my favorite people on this planet, an honorary member of the Wednesday Night Dinner Club, and an all-around beautiful woman. She passed away this morning.

As I lit the candle, after the week I’ve experienced, I started contemplating the similarities of a candle to that of life. Pretty much everyone I know serves as a light in the dark to someone. I’m blessed to have a lot of candles, bright candles, in my life. I don’t handle it well when one of those lights is extinguished. It’s no mistake we light candles in honor of others. What better way to say thank you to someone for being a light in your life.

I really need a hug.

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