Candle Light

August 24, 2009

in the generous life

When my husband and I went on an anniversary trip awhile back, we stopped at a candle store and bought a selection of scented gel candles.  Most evenings, I will light one up for a lovely scent in the bedroom.  The other day, my husband said that he could still smell the scent of the candle from the night before when he walked into the bedroom (he has a very good sense of smell).  Given his tone of voice and smile, …  let’s just say he was happy about the pleasurable memory associated with the scent.

I thought that was pretty cool.  Something as simple as a scented candle could be used to build intimacy … a lovely scent associated with intimacy and, later, the remembrance of that experience.

So try a few nice candles.  Most malls have a candle store or two.  Also the “candle store” link above will take you to the store where we purchased our candles and they are happy to mail them (US and abroad).

I love thee to the level of every day’s most quiet need, by sun and candle light … I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Be generous!  Lori <><

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familymusings August 24, 2009 at 4:52 am

This is a good idea. My husband and I use candles for another purpose as well. We have one candle in particular (just a simple vanilla scented one) that gets lit when one of us just has to “get some action.” It is kind of a way of letting the other person know we mean business. Our “rule” is that you can’t say no if the candle is lit.

It isn’t a legalistic thing, just a fun way to communicate our needs.


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