Featured Bloggers for Festive or Celebrating
Since I don’t know all of your first names, I changed the format of Featured Bloggers somewhat to reflect your tagline or title. Your friendships mean so much. Thank you all for joining in. If I missed your post, please send me a comment. Not all Pingbacks come through.
- AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES
- KEEP IT ALIVE – LIFEAFTER50FORWOMEN
- LADY LEE MANILA
- SECOND WIND LEISURE (SUNDAY STILLS)
- WRITER RAVENCLAW
- KL CALEY STORIES PROMPTS DISCOVERIES KL’s link did not come through this week.
IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQWWC
This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote. If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post, not my page. I don’t see links to my page.
#WQWWC #53 – Topic: Candles or Lights
Candles provide light, so I added that topic to the WQWWC topic of the week.
Definition: a cylinder or block of wax or tallow with a central wick that is lit to produce light as it burns.
Synonyms: taper · sconce · tallow candle · wax candle · Christmas candle · votary candle · paschal candle · wax light · glim · rush candle · rushlight · bougie · cierge
Definition Lights: the brightness that comes from the sun, fire, and from electrical devices, and that allow archaic: 12th century, meaning defined above
Today, along with #WQWWC, I’m combining Tina’s Lens Artist Challenge – “You Choose” along with Terri’s Sunday Stills – “Metalic Taste.” I also want to include Journeys with Johnbo’s Cell Pick Sunday Challenge Jez’s Challenge, “Fan Of.”
My Candles and Lights Choices for This Week
I’m a fan of candles, but I’m terribly allergic to the scent of candles. We got rid of most of our candles when we moved. They don’t store well in 80-100 degree storage units!
I know, I know. I should have thought about that months ago when I came up with this topic list. Just in case some of the rest of you might have the same problem, I added in the topic of lights. Here is a slideshow of the Prescott lights around Courthouse Square which I took Saturday when Vince and I showed our friend, Carmen visiting from California, around Prescott.
All these pictures are taken with my iPhone 12. Carmen has the new 13 and is adamant that I shout trade mine in. Of course, I also need an air fryer, and a new TV, since ours went on the fritz while she’s been here. So, I’m sticking with my year-old technology.
Thank you, Tina and Lens Artists for giving us a choice this week. Thank you all for being so kind as to commenting on my posts. You all work very hard at hosting the Lens-Artist Challenge, and I hope you feel appreciated.
“The teacher is like the candle which lights others in consuming itself.”– Giovanni Ruffini
As a teacher I love the idea of this quote, but I don’t agree with it. Think about it. The poor teacher works her fingers to the bone teaching her students burning the midnight oil. She or he comes to school, presents the lesson, helps the children through the difficulties in learning, and goes home beat and burned-out, and the students go home shining and bright with new knowledge.
Sure, that’s one scenario which is in most cases true – teachers get tired.
Any teachers out there? Is that REALLY all that happens?
“A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself.”– Mahatma Gandhi
The next quote more accurately describes what happens inside of a teacher, in my opinion. A synergy, a spark goes from the student to the teacher after transmitting knowledge and watching children learn and make the knowledge their own. The next thing you know the student has figured out something the teacher never thought of. Exhilaration follows, not a burned-out candle, but a bonfire.
This kind of experience in teaching happens especially during hands-on or project-based learning when the students are demonstrating their learning through some sort of a project. The student shines their own light, and the teacher reflects it and bathes her or himself in pride.
“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.”– William Arthur Ward
The true measure of learning takes place when the student owns it. That’s why I loved History Day so much. The students might have started out with an assignment, but as they learned about their topic, and refined the topic to fit the year’s theme, they had to ask questions to surmise what happened and why. They often interviewed relatives of the main subjects, the subjects themselves, or college historians. When they presented their projects to the judges, they often had conversations as peer historians. The wick burned brightly.
“If you have the knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”– Margaret Fuller
The circle of learning is complete.
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”– Anne Frank
I like this quote. Since Vince is teaching Carmen to play poker while I finish my blog for tomorrow, I decided to light my one non-smelly candle and take some pictures of metal for Terri’s challenge.
This was Vince’s favorite of all the pictures I took tonight. The reindeer is held together with metal, so he fit the theme as well.
Now it’s your turn.
Thanks so much for stopping by and having fun with quotes. Have a wonderful holiday season, and enjoy the rest of your week!