Whilst putting this 'moment' together I was thinking of the intensity and comfort of a single candle flame and the miracle and privilege of electric light. Each is ceremonial in a different way; each lightens and softens the dark. Simple domestic rituals such as lighting a candle or turning on a light can be powerful, peaceful unifying gestures. 
(for ONE DAY ON EARTH - A global initiative documenting 11.11.11)

Scriptorium is a poem for my writer friend, Melissa Green. We met out here on the web and then - oh joy! - in person when I traveled to the States in 2011 and 2012. Melissa lives and writes on the outskirts of Boston, MA.