On Hanukkah, the first dark night,
Light yourself a candle bright.
I'll you, if you will me invite
To dance within that gentle light.
~ Nicholas Gordon
I will be visiting family for a couple of days while my sweet neighbour, Carol keeps an eye on my furry boy, Zephyr. This will be his first time alone – ever. He's always had at least our dear Skitty to keep him company. I'm a bit worried about him because he's still very noticeably grieving for his brother, though he's much improved from the first few weeks after Skittles' passing. I'm hoping my absence won't set him back. Right now, he's snoring away behind me as I type.
For each of the first six nights of Hanukkah, I've been posting a few staged menorah photos on Facebook. Since I'm not really prepared with anything else, I'll post those here. And hopefully, next year I can get all eight days.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~ Buddha
My family wasn't very religious; on Hanukkah, they had a menorah on a dimmer ~ Richard Lewis
A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light. ~ Moshe Davis
In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it "Christmas" and went to church; the Jews called it "Hanukkah" and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say "Merry Christmas!" or "Happy Hanukkah!" or to the atheists "Look out for the wall!" ~ Dave Barry
May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind. ~ Unknown
Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call. ~ Richard Lewis
More photos coming up before too long.