Very interesting. I wondered what word we should fill in so I thought “reaching” or “teaching” since the spacing doesn’t indicate exactly how many letters ought to go there (or not in my mind). But I also read the letters on their own before finding the paragraph saying I most probably thought “reading” or “eating”.
As for the candle and the box, that was my best idea, I just kept pondering if we could thumbtack the box to the wall properly (are the thumbtacks strong enough, will the box break with the weight of the candle. Still it was interesting to see possibilities and different approaches.
It is also a timely article to read since approaching things differently has helped at work.