posted on Dec, 24 2008 @ 11:23 PM
I just lit a candle in my bedroom. It's a candle with a small bit of history. I bought it at the St. Vincent De. Paul main warehouse where I worked
in the appliance department where I tested donated electronics. It's unusual in a couple of ways. It's a gel candle with a golden gel in it with
bubbles. The candle itself is a glass champagne flute thus the color of the gel and the bubbles. It was made for the year 2000 since the stem is
made of those numbers. I had used the candle a few times after I bought it but before life fell apart on me. Mostly because I like it's look.
Here I sit in a darkened room that is only lit by the candle and my monitor . The glow from the candle is shedding a golden glow about the room. As
I post this, the glow from the candle is on and I shall think.
This candle lit right now is for 3 people but one especially is meaningful. My former Fiance Lynne who passed away of kidney failure with
That glow that I'm looking at causes me to think about things. A wonderful illumination that shone through the darkness. Like life itself. Bright,
cheerful, a warming glow. A candle like life itself though can be extinguished. One thing that I like to think about. Lighting a candle in
dedication to those ones who have left us reminds us that as long as someone remembers us we really haven't left.
A single flame.
A single light shining in the darkness. A reminder that life itself can illuminate someone elses life if we get involved. I like to think that
everyone's life is like a candle at times. There is the danger of being extinguished. There are no guarantees as to how long our light shall shine.
However we can illuminate and help change someones life simply by being there and allowing our inner light to help someone who's light is shrouded
in darkness and despair. A beacon of light in the darkness as if to say "Here I am!" A small light that is but part of this vast collection of
lights that we call humanity. Something that is to be cherished, nurtured and allowed to shine in their own light. Holding back the darkness and
showing that bright and shifting thing that is Humanity.
edited for spelling.
[edit on 24-12-2008 by Deson]