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All Kinds of Candles

Miri

Years ago, before electricity was invented, when night fell, utter darkness would descend upon the world. The homes were dark, the streets were dark, everything was pitch black darkness. “A candle, quick, a candle!” the inevitable cry would come. Let’s imagine just for a minute the sun setting and the darkness getting thicker and thicker. It fills the room, the house, the street, the stores, the parking lots, the playgrounds, it fills the whole city!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

We close the book we were in the middle of reading, and grope our way to the kitchen. Mommy has stopped washing the dishes because she can’t see what she’s doing. She’s worried about Daddy, who hasn’t come home yet. How will he find his way? There’s a small ditch up the street, and if he doesn’t remember about it, he could fall in, chalilah. The baby is crying; he’s hungry, but it’s impossible to find his bottle in this darkness. Everybody in the family is crawling around, feeling for the baby’s lost bottle…

 

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