Friday, March 30, 2012
What One Little Candle Can Do
"It seems a natural thing to do in loss and grief, to light even a single candle. I had done so many times throughout the year. A miraculous glow spreads around that flame. It may shine in a chapel, where people leave their silent prayers burning at the feet of the saint, or simply on a windowsill at home. This must be an old, old desire in us--a necessity in us--to see the surprising power in one small flame of light to dispel the dark."
Barbara Helen Berger from AN OFFERING OF FLAMES: Lighting a candle, we light the world.
I experienced such a similar awareness for weeks leading up to the US Occupation of Iraq. Putting just One Candle in my window each night -- connecting with thousands if not millions such little solitary lights around the world -- reminded me of something stronger with which to heal and protect -- something so different in quality and SOURCE than the violence my nation was choosing instead...
Blogger here at One Heart for Peace,
I found the photos above here
Posted by CN at 12:50 AM