I never wanted to write about candles, but I guess the truth is that no candle picture is a real candle picture.
I can’t say I blame you.
I was born in the ’90s, and I’m not exaggerating.
Candle pictures were the first thing I ever saw.
The picture I want to make is not like the one I saw.
I’ve tried to get away from the tradition and the “it’s not a real picture” stuff, but it’s not going away.
Candles are everywhere.
I know this because I’ve been around for years.
The truth is I love candles.
I love to put them in my eyes.
Every time I get home from work, I just open up the box and see a candle on the shelf.
I have the picture.
Candle pictures have a way of being a constant reminder of my life.
It reminds me that I have hope.
It reminded me that it’s okay to love something that I love.
I don’t want to be alone anymore.
People ask me, “When did you decide to stop putting candles in your eyes?”
Well, I think that’s a good question.
I’m happy to tell you that it started when I was in college.
I got my degree in photography.
I was at the University of Illinois.
I had this little thing that I did where I would put some candles in my eye.
That’s when I realized that this is the most powerful and beautiful thing I could ever do.
I decided I was done putting candles into my eyes, and that I didn’t want it anymore.
I made up my mind that I wasn’t going to do it anymore because I was too busy with my life and my work.
I stopped putting them in.
It’s a shame that I can no longer use the pictures that I use, but at the same time, it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
When I look at the pictures, I’m like, “I made my choice.
It was the right one.”
The candles that I’ve put in my heart have been in my hands forever, and it’s just been a blessing to me and to the people around me.
When I got to my first candle party, I was like, I want one for my mother.
She has this little shrine in her house.
I put it in her eyes.
I started a little candle company with a friend of mine.
It’s now grown into an entire company.
There’s so much that I want in my life now.
My job is a lot easier because I don, too.
I also work at a candle company, and my job is really easy.
I could be a chef and do that all day, but no one else does that.
I think it’s a blessing.