Friday, December 10, 2010
In the gloom of this afternoon, I had an urge to put a tealight in an old glass jar. I knew exactly which jar I wanted to use. I found the jar perhaps ten years ago in a little consignment shop in Guelph, Ontario but have since lost its glass lid. I love this jar. The only problem is it is a fairly tall jar, too tall and thin to reach your hand into and light a candle. Fortunately, i collect stones and pebbles, most of which I keep in a large bowl all together. I like having them in the bowl because it makes them accessible when you just want to play with them or look at them. However, all of my small stones fall to the bottom and are overlooked. Those overlooked pebbles, shells and bits of sea glass have become the focal points, the stars, of my new lantern.
I'm looking forward to the darkness tonight.