April 17, 2007

We light candles

We light candles

At a gathering on the quad of a college campus. In a chapel with wooden pews. In the crypt of a monastery. At a memorial service in the town square. On the windowsill of a home. At a prayer service in a school yard. At a vigil downtown. In places where we worship, places where we work, places where we live.

All across the country.
Little flames flicker against fear, sorrow, grief, anger.

We light candles.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jo(e), I thought yesterday's photo of the bending birches was also an apt tribute to the dead at Va. Tech.

FA

julieunplugged said...

Adding my "peace to all" to your candles.

listmaker said...

Thank you, jo(e). I'm going to light one now.

kathy a said...

i'm away from home now, but will be back tomorrow. my daughter and i took candles and origami cranes to a memorial after 9/11, and i think we need to remember together when we are together.

Leslee said...

Jo(e) have I told you lately how much I love your blog? You always have the best pictures, words and thoughts. Thank you.

joanna said...

It's almost noon, and I'm sitting here in maroon and orange, waiting for the moment of silence to begin. Your photo and words are, as always, eloquent and speak to the place in my heart that can't find the right words with which to mourn.

cloudscome said...

Yes, we hold them in the light.

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