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Candle of the Day #2277

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Candle of the Day #2277

Laurel lit the first candles for Hanukkah tonight, and took a photo afterwards to send to her mother. We’ll be seeing her next week, and they’ll be lighting the menorah then as a complete family, but for now Laurel can still share little moments from afar.

We watched the candles go out tonight, first the shamash and then the candle far on the wing. As the latter faded, the shadow beneath it swelled suddenly, an unexpected growth of darkness that felt for just a moment like it would engulf the room.

I hear they have a fleet of menorahs in San Diego – a real festival of lights living in their home.


Written by Umbrella Man

December 16, 2014 at 11:09 pm

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