Monday, February 28, 2011

Small pieces of candles

“It seems that some fault has occurred in the electric wire supplying electricity to our house.” The kid said as he saw other houses in the locality were well lit with the back up power supply.
“Oh! The battery of mobile is discharged. The emergency light will not work as I forget to charge it. There are no candles as need never arise because of power back up system in this society.” The mother said in disappointment.
“Next day of Diwali I collected unburned pieces of candles from our balcony and stored them in my box. I have two small candles. We can use them.” The kid went to fetch them.

I was their guest who was observing this.

Should one store such small things in house as they can be needed any time or they just occupy the good space and are useless most of the time?


  1. Our human have at least a candle or 2 for emergencies like this. You never know when it can happen.

  2. I think we should have backup plans always, no matter what.

    Joy always,

  3. These small things tend to amass. And two days after you have got rid of them you need them ...

  4. I have a lot of stuff which has been not used in the past six years. I dont know if i am emotional or fore sighter. :)

  5. Yes we shud look out for a backup plan :) we use to have DIYAS in our village and Lanterns and beleive me it was FUN looking for things in that light or doing something

    as such in punjab it was more of a bonus IF YOU GOT light.. not having one was a NORM...


  6. Well in this case storing those half-burnt candles saved the day or rather evening. We should keep atleast a pack of candles for emergency situations like these.

  7. Chandrika,

    It is good habit to have standby for each service but not in large quantity taking up excessive space.

    Take care

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