3 november

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.