It is almost dark and soon my candles will shine a light in the front windows of my home, a beacon of comfort for all to see. Candles provide an implied sense of warmth, friendliness and safety, an important reminder as the days get shorter. As long as tallow has been rendered, people have been making candles to light their way in the dark. Today, candles are big business; sold by companies and in fundraisers. Scented and unscented, candles come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Candles are made from petroleum, soy, and beeswax. Why do candles remain popular? I believe it calls to that primitive, wild place within ourselves that is seeking light when we feel that place has been lost i

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