Wednesday, May 28, 2008

house of candles...

If you're like me, and most people with a decorative-minded spouse, you have several candles throughout your house that will never be lit.

There once was a house full of them. Everywhere you'd look, you would see a candle. Scented candles, brilliantly hand-crafted and colored candles. Candles that looked like sugar dispensers. Candles hung on the walls, and candles floating in big bowls of water. They were everywhere.

They really enjoyed being candles.

Then one day, a blue candle that was hung on the wall realized he had a wick. He asked the white candle next to him what it was for...

"It's decorative." He responded. "Mine is long and white, and still has a firm waxy film over it. I see yours is a bit soft, eh?"

Only then did the blue candle notice that by even moving the wick, he had broken off some of the wax covering it, and the wick was now a thin soft rope. He felt like he was supposed to do something. What could it be? Some time passed.

Later that evening, as the house grew dark, all the candles heard some excitement coming from that room. Word was spread that the blue candle had lit his wick, and was now LIGHTING THE ROOM!!!

No one could believe it. Eventually, the excitement died down.

The next day, the story of what happened finally was discovered. As the blue candle was lit, and full of light and life, and a few others around him had begun to be lit as well....the white candle noticed a blackness beginning to show on the wall near the blue candle, from the thin smoke that was created. The marks looked destructive, and ugly, and he was afraid it might ruin the wall they hung on.

So the few candles that were lit, were forced to be snuffed out.

"Whew" said the white candle. "That was close."

(but everyone knows that once a candle is lit, and the wick is charred, it lights easier next time)

4 comments:

Ethiopianmomma said...

We have a few candles. Before we were married and I had a house of my own I wondered the stores and saw all the pretty candles. I remember thinking how great it was going to be to buy them someday to decorate my house. Then, I got married and moved into a house and just did not see the need to spend money on decorative candles. We have a cabinet where we have candles stored in case of a blackout....every know and then we bring them out and pretend there is a blackout! I did crack and buy this candle that was called "hayride"....who does not want the smell of barn, cow hide, and grass filling their room?!?!

Sarah Anne said...

Are you making fun of all my candles? We do have a pantry shelf full of candles, but 99% of them have been lit at one time or another.

And yes, a candle will light easier the second time, but don't forget to trim the wick before lighting or else you end up with A TON of black smoke all around the candle top/wall etc.

Are you saying you want more candles lit, you want to be a candle or you ARE A WICK? ;<)

love u

pastorwick said...

this lil' story probably has something to do with a fault we have as a church.

superpook84 said...

This reminds me of Jan's candle room in the office. Now I want one that smells like smoke.