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Candle in the window

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Candle in the window by jaklumen & family
Candle in the window, a photo by jaklumen & family on Flickr.

I love you, my dear, every time I go

You have a way to let me know

No matter how upset I may be

I know when I return, I can always see

That signal waiting home for me

Welcoming me home with light so low

That sign so warm, that candle in the window.

A candle in the window like this always let me know that it was okay to come home, after an argument.

EDIT 19 Sept. 2016: R.I.P. Bill Hamilton.  So far, that good friend of mine is beating T-cell lymphoma, just like Mr. T.

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Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me. The username is still unique as of 2016, so it's just me, and only me. It's the real me, because I'm bad at faking otherwise.

7 thoughts on “Candle in the window

  1. I love you, darling. I’ve never enjoyed arguing with you. I’ve said before that the candle was there mainly because I worried that you wouldn’t come back until you knew it was safe.

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    • Exactly. Now this candle has even more meaning– we can now say it’s symbolic for our willingness to pray, think, and meditate for anyone that asks us to do so, for themselves, or their friends in need.

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  2. Jak, such a loving post. Thank you. Best ~ HuntMode

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  3. Reblogged this on the tao of jaklumen and commented:

    Bringing this up from the archive; #domesticviolence was an actual thing for us. (Really, really.)

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