“There is a candle burning brightly for you here son. every night at the dinner table we light it. It helps us to to remember you forever.”
We use symbols to remember the loved ones that has passed before us. Why is it that we do that? That is the million dollar question for the day. Aren’t our memories good enought to honor those that have fallen? I know for myself that it gives me a feeeling of comfort. However, is there a degree of unhealthy to it. The simple fact that instead of moving foward with our lives we attach the past to something and dwell on it. This act never really allows us to process our emotions of letting go.
Consider this a healthy debate. If you have opposite feelings of this please feel frre to comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts.