Are any of these family situations familiar to you or to someone you know?
- You know your life partner is dying and it’s a holiday time. You are in utter turmoil. You long for something simple, meaningful and artistic that all your friends, family could do, altogether or whenever they come to visit. To let your partner know how much he is loved.
- Your mother has cancer. You and your siblings are trying to balance caring for her, as well as your father’s health needs. Through all the chaos unfolding, you long for her grandchildren to be able to do something meaningful for ‘grandma’ while she is still alive. Something inclusive and meaningful for the teens, the tweens and your 5 year-old.
- Your father is dying back in your home country. The pain of not being there with your parents is immense. What can you do that will connect your whole family even though you physically can’t be all together in this heart-breaking moment?
Imagine your family or group of close friends all making candles for your loved one and then sharing the meaning of the candles together? The lighting of the candles could be done immediately or later, perhaps at the memorial service. The candles would unite time, space and respect the individual spirits of all.
If the loved one is able, she or he could even make personal candles for family and friends.
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