Okay everybody, wrap your brains around this:
My daughter’s school celebrated Martinmas by making paper lanterns, sticking real candles in them, lighting them with real fire, and then taking a twenty minute walk on uneven trails through a rhododendron garden in the inky blackness while singing songs about light.
No one caught fire. No one broke a limb. No one had to sign a waiver. We all were treated to an honest to goodness experience that didn’t involve LEDs or cell phones (except when I took this photo in the parking lot with my cell phone — but I did it for you!).
It was beautiful. Just beautiful.