I’m changing the contrast in each successive version of the candle.
It is so freeing when you realise that not everyone has to light up the entire world. We were taught that every child could become president “if they worked hard enough” and that every child should therefore become president of something. Took me 50 years to learn that success comes in many guises. Sometimes just living is the best success. The old songs are right; each individual birthday candle can make quite a blaze if it shares the spark with just one other.
I still get the effect of a bear on the other side of the candle. Now it’s starting to look like I’m facing off with that king polar bear from ‘Golden Compass’ over a candle…
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