Candles and Emotions

Ulla Hennig

Candle. Photo: Ulla Hennig

Do you know, that in former times – those times without electricity –  to be able to light candles was a sign of being wealthy?

The church had those big wax candles, and the rich people had them in their houses.

Candles were not only a means of lighting up the dark. They were also – and still are- a sign of remembering somebody, of hoping.

The wifes of fishermen put candles in their windows, so their men might find their way back.

The mothers of ill children, the wifes of ill husbands lit up candles hoping that their beloved might recover.

I am putting up this candle as a sign of gratitude for five of my virtual blogging friends: Joanna Young in Scotland, Robert Hruzek in the USA, Brad Shorr in the USA, Karen Swim in the USA and Rosa Say in Hawaii. They are having a big part in my development as a blog writer and as a global citizen. Take care of you, you all!

About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

8 responses to “Candles and Emotions”

  1. Robert Hruzek says :

    What a kind and wonderful thing to say, Ulla! We’re blessed to know you as well. Glad we could be a part of your growth, because you’ve sure been a part of ours!

    A tip o’ the hat to ya!

  2. Brad Shorr says :

    Hi Ulla, Your candle is wonderful, and I have so enjoyed getting to know you and have you as a virtual friend. Many, many thanks!

  3. Rosa Say says :

    What a wonderful thought Ulla! I am sure to think of you now each time I light a candle too ~ in addition to those other times your spirit shines through so brightly. I am very grateful we have become friends as well.

  4. Joanna Young says :

    Ulla, what a wonderful post to brighten the gloom of a dark day. Thank you for the image, and your kind words.

    Many of the people I’ve got to know through blogging are like lights in my life too, helping me to find the way.

    Thanks to you for being part of that global community, and network of worldwide friends I now hold so dear.

  5. Ulla Hennig says :

    Thank you all for stopping over and for your kind words. I am often asked by non-bloggers why I am blogging and what use blogging has. I answer by mentioning my network of worldwide friends, and even if the reaction is not “Oh, I’d like to blog, too” they are impressed.

  6. Wendi Kelly-Life's Little Inspirations says :


    What a beautiful post! I love your picture of that Candle. And every single one of the people you have mentioned are people that I enjoy reading and sharing with.

    Your Blog is really growing and evolving, but I would like to say that I have always enjoyed it from the start! 🙂

  7. Ulla Hennig says :

    I am really blushing. “Growing and evolving” – these are words I like to hear. Thanks so much!

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