A couple of days ago the power went out in my house. I had just turned on the lights in the spare bedroom. I wondered if I blew a fuse. I looked out my front window to see that the entire neighborhood was dark. At least it wasn’t just my house.
I looked for candles and matches. I found an entire box of Shabbat candles. Sadly, there were no matches to be found. I went out back to find my lighters by the BBQ. Silly me, I tried to turn the light on to see where the lighters were.
I did eventually find some matches and the batteries to put in my lanterns. Then I remembered the 7 or 8 fake candles on my mantel. They aren’t very bright but they keep me from running into furniture.
I used to love lighting candles all over the house. Now, after reading how many are unsafe, I am selective with where and when I use them.