Last Night of Chanukah #1 A-Photo-A-Day Begins

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Welcome to the last Slice of Life Tuesday for 2008. See more at Two Writing Teachers.

Chanukah ’08 ended on Sunday but not without one last  explosion of lights.

When I was younger, I enjoyed lighting the candles, but they were the ceremonial means to the gift at the end of the last blessing.

There’s been a profound shift in the last few years.  Who cares about the “gift”? Just lighting the candles on this very cool menorah that I found about 5 years ago in a ceramics shop in Nyack, is enough for me, especially as we get to the 6’th, 7th and 8th night and then create candle bonfire.  I rush to shut off the electric and with  candles that last for over an hour, it’s a pleasure to linger in the kitchen, to enjoy the natural light.

Of course the menorah is now back on its shelf, but I remember  the moments and look forward to Chanukah 2009 for our next “gifts” of

THE LIGHTS!

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3 thoughts on “Last Night of Chanukah #1 A-Photo-A-Day Begins

  1. lynnjake

    Oh, Bonnie, your menora looks so lovely with the blue candles. I love how the color blends from light to dark blue, to match the blue of the menora. The idea of welcoming back the light during a dark time is lovely. Thanks for sharing this.
    Lynn

  2. I found this blog via Bud Hunt’s blog. I joined the 2009/365 challenge this year and have been writing about each photo. It has been the impetus I needed to get me to write more often. It has also pushed me to write more in my other blog.

    I enjoyed basking in your menorah’s light – and what a unique and lovely menorah.

  3. Welcome Susan,
    I am a member of another very cool flickr photo sharing group. Check us out if you are interested:
    http://flickr.com/groups/photofridays/

    And I am also selecting a photo a day here.

    Bonnie

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