Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Candle



The Candle

A candle's but a simple thing,
it starts with just a bit of string.
Yet dipped and dipped with patient hand,
it gathers wax upon the strand
until, complete and snowy white,
it gives at last a lovely light.

Life is so like that bit of string,
each deed we do a simple thing,
yet day by day if on life's strand
we work with patient heart and hand
it gathers joy, makes dark days bright,
and gives at last a lovely light.
~Clara B. Thurston

A candle is a beautiful thing in the midst of winter.
It touches my soul and I smile.
It warms a dreary night.
Take care, dear friends.
Savor the little flickers of light in the darkness.
I have hope that the sun will come again
and brighten our days.
For now just embrace the light wherever you can find it.

6 comments:

wisps of words said...

Lovely words...

Lovely photos...

Lovely prompting...

Thank you...

Jeanie said...

Our days are getting longer, slowly but surely. I hope you are seeing light whenever and wherever you can. What a beautiful symbol the candle is.

Red Rose Alley said...

I just love this candle quote. And your candle pictures are heartwarming. I am a candle lover too, and I think I have one in every room. You are like a candle, Marilyn, who gives light on those dreary days. : )

~Sheri

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Lovely photos! It is not easy to photograph the light from a candle. I adore lighting candles all year long and have been enjoying the book, The Little Book of Hygge which discusses the importance of candles during Danish winters.

Jeanne Caron said...

Beautiful postings as always.

Our purpose on earth is not to get lost in the dark but to give light to others.

A candle of hope and light and love for you always.

Love Jeanne

Tracy said...

OH, how much this warms the eyes, the heart, the spirit, Marilyn! Such a beautiful ode to light... especially now in winter! Thank you for this gift!! :))) ((HUGS))