Letting the Candles Burn Down

The candles helped me realize that I was stuck. They weren’t waiting for my daughter to come back. I was.

Tealights burning in the shape of a heart — Image Source: Pexels

At the start of autumn, we welcomed the holiday season with rituals focused on light and fire. From glowing Jack-o-lanterns and bonfires in October to festive string lights, twinkling Christmas trees, menorahs, and wood stoves in November and December, we bring the light inward when there is less light…