It was nice, the other night, to come home to a house with candles in the windows.  Especially the one on the path up from the barn! Is the tradition from the colonial American period, from the time of Irish persecution, from Judaism, from the Christian liturgy, from the age and world old promise that the traveler will, perhaps even this wild night, return? Does it matter? The candle is lit and the light shines forth.

“There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle”- Robert Alden