Archive for the ‘Candle’ Category

It’d Been A Different Story If I’d Been Thirteen! (I Still Miss You, Buddy.)

January 21, 2021

I’m not exactly sure why, but I found myself thinking about my cousin Jimmy this morning. He passed some years before the birth of my son, but I still remember Jimmy as being my fun (if occasionally jerky) older cousin, and wanted to honor him appropriately.

Hey, Jimmy! Remember when you were so proud of yourself when you beat me at Clue? I just want to say that the reason you beat me is the same reason that I didn’t steal your college-bound girlfriend away from you . . . because I was twelve!

Happy New Year Everyone!

January 1, 2021

I think I’m going to keep it simple today and leave any pensive musings for next week.

I’ll Talk To You Later

December 24, 2020

Originally I was going to write something longer (and honestly, not that festive), but L’s mother is waiting for me to wrap this up, and I think my holiday is better spent with her than here.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2020

This year I’m particularly thankful that nobody tried to make me flood my social media with of a list of things for which I am thankful.

I’m Going To Keep It Simple Today

September 16, 2020

This candle is for the Gulf Coast in the hopes that Sally leaves them alone A.S.A.P.

A Brief Silence

June 25, 2020

Silence, and a candle for all those people in your life you were once close to and now . . . for one reason or another, you’re not anymore.

Good Luck Out There

June 5, 2020

This candle is for everyone.

It Wasn’t From UPS

May 14, 2020

“Hang on,” L’s Mother told me yesterday as she glanced at her watch.  “I think all my texts for today are coming in at once.  Yeah . . . I’m seeing a notification about a delivery from UPS . . . something about a baby . . .”

“From UPS?!” I just had to ask.

(By the way, congratulations, Pixie.)

My New Year’s Blessing For The World

January 2, 2020

May your new year be filled with a pantry and refrigerator so overstocked that it’s occasionally mildly irritating when you’re trying to find something specific.

I’m Really Going To Miss Their Work Though

October 16, 2019

Regardless, the particular reason my mood was pensive on Monday was because on Monday I found out someone whose work I used to follow had suffered the latest in a series of personal tragedies.   (Details were kept deliberately vague, but I managed to find out enough to conclude the announcement was genuine.)  I wasn’t close to this person (I hadn’t even followed their work in over a year, nor did I know of any of the hardships that had led up to the latest event), and I only found out about the situation indirectly.

Understandably so, this person’s work had been suffering for quite a while now due to said series of hardships, and there had also been some instances of them lashing out at their fan base after being criticized or called out (rightly or wrongly so) over something.  Stress can do that to a person, but apparently all of this culminated in them not only announcing they were no longer going to be producing any further work, but them pulling their entire body of previously published work out of public circulation.

I’m not going to lie.  This seems . . .  extreme to me, and I can certainly understand the feelings behind the criticism from their fan base this action has generated.  I’d like to think that I’d never do such a thing, but I can imagine hypothetical scenarios (however far-fetched) where I’d at least consider it, so . . .

I’m just going to go with compassion on this one, and wish them luck and hope that things someday get better for them.