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candle light 7

light up Medium. light up the world.

we’ve done this 7 times now, some of us. light 7 times and extinguish 7 times. well, i mean we have to one way or another. candles so rarely burn indefinitely and cycles are in all the things. tomorrow, after the the 7th candle is gone out, we’ll wake up going back into our regular lives. except we will not. cannot.

we are a bit different now who have kept this vigil together. spinning in our cycles. swimming in our Light. sharing whatever it is we share and in just the same way a candle can light another without being diminished at all, we indeed spread even more light, helping others to shed more light. to recognize and shine their Light.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. ~ Dr. King
and
We must learn to live together as [siblings] or perish together as fools. ~ Dr. King
and
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. ~ Dr. King
and again
Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence. ~ the Buddha

what will happen after 7 nights with 7 cycles of 7 lights? we will go on, but not quite as before. we are a little bit brighter. somewhat lighter. a little more open. maybe a little more empowering because maybe a little more responsible.

and so finally
Fall down 7 times, stand up 8. ~ Japanese proverb

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i affirm that i am Light. whenever there is darkness, i will shine. it is not too late.

thank you Tremaine L. Loadholt and Ayesha Talib Wissanji