December 16, 2006
Let There Be Light
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Last night was the first night of Hannukah. The renowned gentle breezes had been playing along the Front all day, and we had been without power since mid-morning. By the time I stumbled through the house with a flashlight and located our crude menorah and some candles, it was well-past sundown.

Those of you who know me know that I am not really Jewish - heck, I'm not really anything - but kindling those tiny flames in the darkness and cold, there in the West window which was trembling frighteningly with each renewed gust, brought a calmness and peace with which I will bore you no longer.

The power came back on around 2 Am. Tonight it's latkes and applesauce, baby. Now there is something to get religious about!

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