Warmed by Light
by Amy LV
Today, my mind turns to candles. It is winter, and one of my most favorite things to do during winter is to light candles. I love to watch the flames and love to cup my hands around the glowing light, love to stare and wonder and allow my thoughts to travel about.
Candles are a part of many religious and spiritual traditions, perhaps because the warm light of a candle offers hope in the cold - we can cook with flame, and we can see by it; our bodies and our dreams are warmed and rekindled.
I adore words that go with candles too: fiery, glow, warm, kindle, flame, golden, heat, yellow, light.
Today I wrote about an object I care about. This is always a great way to begin a piece of writing. Think of an object you care about. I suggest choosing something non-commercial, something different than a video game or a phone. Close your eyes and travel around your life looking at simple joys, at things that connect you to family members or traditions or rituals or stories. Consider making a list of words in your notebook that go along with your cared-for object, and if you wish, you might write a poem using one or more of your words.
Much much gratitude to you for your overwhelming and beautiful response to my "Welcome" post celebrating the work of Stitch Buffalo two weeks ago. I continue to send birds and pouches and bracelet cuffs to many happy people, and the people at Stitch are tremendously grateful for your support.
I am thankful and honored to to host author and illustrator Peter Catalanotto over at Sharing Our Notebooks this month. Please stop by and look at the notebooks of this prolific creator! Peter has generously offered two signed books for giveaways to commenters on this post as well.
Buffy is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at Buffy's Blog. Please visit her place to find this week's gathering of poetry lovers and all of their links. Know that all people are always welcome to visit, follow links, and share their own!
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