Every time Anna and I visit Pondicherry, we collect this handcrafted table lantern made of wax! It is product of the cottage industry in which women are involved mostly!
Although I do not light it often as it smokes, I like its appearance and elegance!
A lantern is symbol of light! Light shines and makes the dark to come to light!
It is therefore a symbol of life and living!
Jesus of Nazareth said, 'You are the light of the world'. Too profound to believe!
'This little light of mine.., let it shine' is a rhyme which children often sing in the nursery school. It says it all!
We are accountable to stay as a light!
M.C.Mathew(text and photo)