In late September I volunteered at a Japanese candle festival. There were a number of us trying to combat the wind in the late afternoon to light a sea of candles. It was frustrating and not very sucessful. Then as dusk arrived the wind dropped, and the candles were lit easily. And the plastic cups filled with tea light candles became a magical river of light. Families gathered around the candles and gazed in, relaxed. It was a lovely evening.