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.