If the candles could speak…
The warm glow of the Menorah. Watch the flames flicker and whisper-
“We do not play with fire! Put out the candle now!”
Watch them whisper the story of Chanukah. Feel the warmth –
“The next person to touch a candle isn’t getting any chocolate coins this Chanukah! This is not safe!”
Feel the warmth, look deep into the flames.
Flames that symbolize –
“Ok, no donuts! Till your bar mitzvah! That’s how fires start, don’t do that!”
Flames that symbolize our freedom. Our endurance. The power of the –
“Do not touch the menorah! It can fall!”
The power of our nation. The power of –
“That is dangerous!! Put out that match!”
The power of perseverance. The power of our –
“No running near the menorahs! That’s dangerous!”
The power of our people. So many lessons-
“Don’t touch the menorahs! No, you can not melt that spoon!”
So many powerful lessons from –
“That’s not safe! Do not light a candle from both ends!!”
…so many powerful lessons from Chanukah.
But sometimes I’m glad that my candles can’t talk…
What would your candles say?