Many Yahrzeits tonight for close family. I am too tired of death. I couldn’t get it together to buy Yahrzeit candles. But there are leftover Chanukah candles!!!
Two candles making one flame. They are Aunt Betty and Uncle Billy. Intertwined in death as in life.
One candle for Aunt Roz. [I am now dealing with the actual death of her recently undead sister — more about that in prior blogs.]
One candle for all who have no one to remember them. No one to remember them. No one. It doesn’t need to be family. It just needs to be someone who says, “I will remember you for all that you were (and weren’t).”
It is important to remember more than just the righteous among us. Because if that were the test, then I, for one, would become one of the nameless souls who came into and out of this world in the blink of an eye.
AND THEN ALL OF THE CANDLES BLEND AS ONE.