Candles for our Ancestors

At this time of year, when the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest, my cousins in Slovenia purchase these candles to put on the graves of their ancestors. Kiosks in the main city of Ljubljana sell these candles, which are glass containers filled with oils in a rainbow of colors.

My cousin, Maja, tends to a grave 

in our family's church graveyard in Metlika.

This year on Halloween, I'll light my favorite pomegranate candle and send the flame of love through the thinning veil to my ancestors. 

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