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Melisande
12-02-2007, 08:39 AM
So I changed my avatar!!! BIG DEAL.:tongue


But this Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. I'm not a believer, but I DO like traditions.

Therefore I light this first candle for all of you AW-members.

I don't really know why, it's just that I was taught to respect this tradition...

Hence;

To all of you

Here is someone lighting a candle for you!

maxmordon
12-02-2007, 08:43 AM
Eh... I don't remember what was your previous avatar so is not such big deal for me...

Melisande
12-02-2007, 08:49 AM
Eh... I don't remember what was your previous avatar so is not such big deal for me...

The deal would be that I lit a candle for you, meaning you are special to me!

Voyager
12-02-2007, 08:54 AM
Aww, Melis, that is so sweet. Could you splain to those who don't know what advent is?

Melisande
12-02-2007, 09:07 AM
Aww, Melis, that is so sweet. Could you splain to those who don't know what advent is?

Well, I'm not religious, but I DO remember from when I was a kid and had to sing in the choir that Advent is sort of the time of anticipation... And I also do remember the sentiment... WOW

Of course, now that I am old, and am blessed with a computer I googled it;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent

That would be the dry, scent-less, silent version!

Voyager
12-02-2007, 09:38 AM
I think it's a lovely sentiment. It's wonderful that you have such a great memory from childhood and are passing it on. Thanks again, Melis, and same to you.

Williebee
12-02-2007, 09:47 AM
Thanks for the candle.

Regardless of the avenue of your faith; faith, acts, honesty, and humanity are the keys.

Happy Holidays.

maxmordon
12-02-2007, 09:53 AM
Thanks for the candle, ¡Feliz Navidad y un próspero año nuevo!

AnnieColleen
12-02-2007, 10:08 AM
Happy Advent! What a sweet post. :)

(For those not familiar: a new candle is lit on the Advent wreath for each of the four weeks of Advent, symbolizing the coming of the "Light of the World" at Christmas. Usually three candles are purple (for the penitential/preparatory season) and one is rose/pink (for the joyful hope of the season). The third Sunday is "Gaudete Sunday" (Rejoicing Sunday, roughly) when the pink candle is lit.)

benbradley
12-02-2007, 10:55 AM
Thank you for the candle!

And now that it's December, I need to change MY avatar, and one thing it's NOT gonna say is "WINNER NANOWRIMO..."

Opty
12-02-2007, 11:15 AM
Been a Christian my whole life; never heard of or "celebrated" Advent.

*shrug*

Devil Ledbetter
12-02-2007, 04:27 PM
Thank you, Melisande.