Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Accordingly we light the first purple candle.
Today is also the first night of Chanukah. We light the shamash and the first candle.
Tonight is also the anniversary of my mother’s death. It’s been seventeen years. Some days it still feels like yesterday. I’ve lit the yartzeit candle to commemorate the day.
So many things have come together tonight that it reminds me to be still, to meditate, to remember, and to wonder.