Candle, candle, burning bright,
Fill us with your holy light.
May the flame of joy and love
Glow now in our hearts.
...No need for many words or explanations today.
How would you describe a day such as Candlemas to a very young child?
They make of it what they will.
They gaze into candlelight..
They take it all in.
The evolution of an earthen candle...
Dig a small, deep hole...
Fill with melted beeswax or parafin
Watch it bubble and sizzle...
...And eventually calm down:)
Place a candle wick in the center and hold it there....and wait.
Trim the wick and watch them glow..
(spoons work well for digging!)
Dig around the candle once hardened and remove...you may even recognize a heart shape...or something else wonderful:)
This little light of mine...
...I'm going to let it shine!