i saw the suggestion on ashley's facebook page - that we light shabbat candles to bring light into the world after such a dark week. i light shabbat candles every friday night, but usually - almost always - i light two. last night, i lit 8. and more importantly, i explained why.
today i am wearing my alabama chanin skirt and thinking about another. today i have five children and two dogs playing in various parts of my house. today i will take my camera outside into the blustery leaves. today i willl tackle the pile of papers that i've been hiding in the kitchen cabinet. today there will be popcorn and a movie. today i will squeeze my people tight. today i will use the tone of voice that i want to hear from others. today i will say yes.