[I've pecked this out on my mobile device, so ur about to read my "text lingo." I promise to write entire words w/appropriate punctuation & grammar if I ever go to print. Lol]
Sittin here watching my candles flicker... Had this realization along the lines of "opposites attract:"
A Flame can't dance wo a Wick... A Wick can't illuminate wo stillness or depth. God has always put deep, still "Wicks" in my life so I can dance. :-)
To my fellow Flames; Don't get ticked if ur Wick doesn't dance! If ur Wick started dancing ud lose ur light. Let em b still. They're not as flashy, not as sparkly, not as enticing... But if it wasn't for the solidity of ur Wick, u cldnt dance.
And, Wick! Lemme address u for a moment, ur Flame CAN'T b still. There's a word for making a flame b still; "smothering."
The ONLY other thing, besides dance, a Flame can do is die. The result of a Flame's death is suffocating smoke. Surrounding people die more from smoke inhalation than fire burns. Ur Flame MUST dance! For the sake of anyone within oxygen range, ur Flame MUST dance. Realize the importance of that. (Also, that death-smoke comes from the Wick, not the Flame.)
Together, Wick & Flame, u provide light for others to live. U provide a warm, rich ambiance for others to refresh thereby. Together, the two opposites r absolutely one in purpose & understanding, & that unity makes living beautiful, not only for themselves, but also for those around.
Wick, stay still, & deep, & enjoy (& yes, smtimes endure) the dance of ur Flame. Bask in ur Flame's warmth & illumination.
Flame, cast ur light in all directions! The more u enjoy ur dance, the more light u spread. But do dance in the knowledge that ur rhythm is literally at the expense of ur Wick. Respect & honor ur Wick's stillness.
Wick & Flame, Accept & respect ur 2 roles. Appreciate each other's contribution. Understand that ur combination not only brings the two of u to completeness, but the two of u working properly in ur roles brings peace to those around u.
(Now imma have a hard time bringing myself to blow out my candles tonight!) lol