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Light 27 Candles

This is making the rounds of emails. If you haven’t seen it, it says:

We have all been affected by the tragedy in Newtown, and we are all coping in our own way.  But I myself have been struggling with how to go on preparing for holiday celebration, when I feel like I should be doing something to acknowledge my grief.

So I have decided to light 27 luminaries in front of my house tonight, (Friday, Dec. 21), in honor of the 27 angels now added to the heavens.  To mark the end of one of the most painful weeks in our community’s history, and the beginning of its recovery.  I

I must confess, I don’t even have any luminaries yet, but I’m sure any paper bag with a candle will do.