Candles have a special aesthetic significance because there is something ceremonial about them. Though there was a time when candles were nothing more than a practical source of light, in todays world, lighting candles is a way of setting a particular mood. They add significance to the moment. Candle lighting is a ritual that penetrates both heavy and casual life events, whether it is saying a prayer in church, celebrating a birthday, or setting a mood for a hot bath. They’re soft light, slowly burning wic, and melting wax have a marvelously simple way of making things special. A dinner with candles is a dinner that is meant to be appreciated, and the effect is the same for any other occasion. A burning candle makes us reflective and appreciative, an amazing power for what is otherwise just wax and string.
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