Candle Night Summer Solstice 2007

"CandleScape" is now open! This website displays messages in many languages from participants around the world. Post your message at the CandleScape website.

More information on Candle Night... A Candle Night event will be held on June 22, 2007, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at Makas Café in Seattle and also on June 23, 2007 a Candle Night event will be planned during the 2007 World Press Photo exhibition at the Eslite Gallery in Taipei.

And on June 24, 2007, Japanese and South Korean non-governmental organizations will hold a "Lights Down" event. At 8:00 p.m., the lights in Tokyo Tower will turn off, and candles will be lit across Shiba Park. At 9:00 p.m. the N Seoul Tower will turn off the lights, and a candle performance will be held there.


Pandabonium said…
Not sure I "get it" as far as the intended meaning, but nice website. I like the music and I am sure it will be a beautiful event.
Martin J Frid said…
Maybe there is not much to get. They turn off the lights, take it slow, and maybe think about what life would be like without (abundant) oil and electricity. What I like is that they make it beautiful. We are always told that lack of economic development will make us miserable (and there are many such examples of course). This seems at least to suggest that another development could also be possible.
Pandabonium said…
That's a good message. And enjoying something simple for its own sake is good too. I like the slowing down - it allows us to be more mindful.

And yes, rather than "surviving" without abundant energy, we can engage in preservation - of life, spirit, music, art, and the other joyful experiences life offers. I too think it could be positive change.
Martin J Frid said…
Well, we are all addicted to comfort, warmth in winter, cool in summer. The roshi at my temple once said, "As soon as we turn on the fans in summer, we are in heaven..."

We live on a tiny edge of the comfort zone, and we (usually) look down on anyone who dooesn't have that privilege.

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