A candle in a window can mean a number of things. It can signify waiting for a loved one to return home. It can mean a warm fire and good food is waiting or announce the birth of a child. To me it means coming home to a place filled with goodness and comfort. I’ve lived all over the place as MrD had to change duty stations quite a bit while in the Air Force. New England is so charming because they have a year round tradition of lighting the candle in the window. Some are drawn to that area just for that reason.
My little community of Old Salem, NC that I talk about quite often is dotted about with a few homes that celebrate with a candle in the window. It’s pretty shining both night and day. I use to have candles in all my windows and keep them on all the time. I’m thinking about doing that again. I will be the only one in my neighborhood that does unless I can talk Gail, Almeda, and Mary Ann in to doing the same. You know—Gail may have one—do you?
I love to walk in my neighborhood at night and look at the lights twinkling from the life inside. Do you do that? Do you take walks at the evening edge and gather peace from the warmth of a neighbor’s home? I am so fond of neighborhoods and communities that display their welcome faces. I think a candle in the window is a friendly gesture that says—we are in our home making memories by the hearths of our hearts.
I hope you are making memories at the hearth of your heart. I’m not at my computer consistently this week but if you would like to leave a comment about today’s article, I’ll be checking in periodically and would enjoy hearing your comments.