Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Light the Lights: Dec. view

A bit of the white stuff fell softly this weekend as we ushered in the Winter Solstice and Chanukah.

On Sunday we lit the first candle of Chanukah and will light an additional candle each night. Eight glorious nights of illumination as the days begin to grow.

Eight days but nine candles. The ninth is the shamas, the helper that kindles the others and allows them to shine. A lovely metaphor, don't you think?

If I have been your shamas this year in some small way, I thank you for the privilege. And to all of you in Bloglandia who have been my shamas, and there have been many of you, my heartfelt thanks. 


Stephanie said...

OK....this is a BEautiful idea....I can imagine the glow when they are lit. Also what a lovely idea, the shamas, indeed you and so many in bloglandia are my shamas...

Happy Hannukah!!

Kim Mailhot said...

The snow is the perfect menorah !!!! How gorgeous !

You are one of mine and I am happy to be one of yours - Yay for Shamas !! There is so much to celebrate and be thankful for !

Happy Holidays, JeriAnn !

Anonymous said...

Have a beautiful holiday, JeriAnn! And here's to a very creative 2009!

eb said...

you and many are my shamas in this lovely Bloglandia - I thank you and hope to also be a shamas in the New Year...

xox - eb.