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It wasn't so long ago that open flame was how we lit and heated our homes. It's easy for us, in our technologically-driven sense of superiority over the basic elements of life, to forget that we're barely three generations removed from the turning point in history when electricity became commonly available.
Now, of course, we're useless without our Alternating Current fix, but that's a whole other area of discussion.
These days, we light candles to celebrate, to remember, and to set a certain tone. We may flip a switch to keep the cold outside world at bay, but we still find magic in the soft, flickering glow of a candle.
Your turn: Please share a caption for this image. Enter as often as you wish and don't hesitate to bug your in-laws for an idea or two. For all I know, they still remember using candles to study, or whatever else they did back in the Dark Ages. What would they call this image?
About last week's photo of a bunch of bananas: You never know when I'll pull a fruity photo out of my hat. Thanks to my aunt for loaning me the bananas. And thanks to Sage for penning the brilliant, The making of a republic. Lots of great honorable menschens this week:
- Robin: "Monkey business" and "Yellow slick road."
- Frankie; "And with the softening of this fruit, we shed the peels of our lives."
- Lissa: "Global A-peel" (which also wins the groaner of the week!)
- Marisa: "They call me mellow yellow."
- Melissa: "Little. Yellow. Tasty."
- Kismet. "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas."