Thursday, December 06, 2007

observation

A small candle will burn itself down to nothing. The last bit of flame will linger just a moment longer than you think possible, then it will wink out. In that moment, a wisp of smoke will emerge from the still glowing tip of the wick like a soul leaving a body. Only in a small candle, the wisp rises maybe a foot, and then there is a definite end. Another wink, the smoke is gone. The candle has given up the ghost.

2 Comments:

Blogger south carolina girl said...

beautiful

7:20 PM  
Blogger Ales said...

Nice, very nice but sad.

11:39 AM  

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