The zen koan, loosely translated, says that a candle surrenders nothing when it lights another candle. I imagined a spreading ocean of candlelight, each candle lighting another, then another. I later learned that there is a contemporary Christian ceremony that does exactly that. Go figure.
Winfield cred: Showcase selection for Walnut Valley Festival’s NewSong Showcase, 2007
© 2005 Bryan Masters F One candle in a storm Not enough heat to keep my fingers warm Dim in the firelight I see you Use my candle light your candle too Use my candle light your candle too Two candles and now I see More people standing there with you and me Like you and me they're cold and blue Light their candles brother I will too Light their candles brother I will too With a little more light we can all see better With a little more warmth we can stand the weather With a little more heart I'm tellin' you brother One candle lights another One candle lights another G So many candles burning now You see it's warmer and brighter where they gather round So let every candle light just a few Light their candles brother I will too Light their candles brother I will too Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP