December 16, 2006
Let There Be Light
Last night was the first night of Hannukah. The renowned gentle breezes had been playing along the Front all day, and we had been without power since mid-morning. By the time I stumbled through the house with a flashlight and located our crude menorah and some candles, it was well-past sundown.

Those of you who know me know that I am not really Jewish - heck, I'm not really anything - but kindling those tiny flames in the darkness and cold, there in the West window which was trembling frighteningly with each renewed gust, brought a calmness and peace with which I will bore you no longer.

The power came back on around 2 Am. Tonight it's latkes and applesauce, baby. Now there is something to get religious about!

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