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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Solstice


So many of our different traditional religious mid-winter holidays have one thing in common: the desire to light a candle to chase away the darkness. Tonight is the shortest night of the year. It's also the seventh night of Hanukah. All around Sharon, housesand trees are decorated with colorful strings of lights, along with Santas, reindeer, snowmen and more - fanciful or tacky, glorious or garish, take your pick, but they all have the same purpose: to celebrate, and to brighten. Our tradition is simple: we put our lit menorahs in the window to do our part to bring light to the dark of winter.

11 Comments:

Blogger tut-tut said...

You really captured that "light within" beautifully indeed.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Very pretty! Happy Hanukkah.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

That's a shot I can't get, unfortunately. not from 3 floors up. But it is so nice. I just posted at Carole's that perhaps we could get a 3-way 8th night, somehow. Chanukkah around the world, well around some of it...

8:36 PM  
Anonymous JC said...

Is this your own home? If not, it's voyeuristically delightful!

1:13 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

belle photo de noel. j'aime la couleur et la chaleur des bougies


beautiful photograph of Christmas. I like the color and the heat of the candles

6:30 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

What a beautiful photo! Thank you.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Maxx said...

Happy Hanukah! Love the Candles! Its a shame we don't light with them more often, be it Hanukah or Christmas. Enjoy this time with your kids! (Oh ya..hubby too!)

9:47 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Nice shot. We are a bit into lights as well. Check DDP on Christmas day to see what I mean :)

10:04 AM  
Blogger lynn said...

What are they standing on - an enormous birthday cake?

8:10 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Jenny,

Since I'm leaving tomorrow morning to spend Christmas with my family, I would like to wish you and the ones you love a Christmas full of health, love and peace.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Lynn, it's not a cake, they're menorahs - the candelabras Jews use for Hanukah.

8:38 PM  

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