Candles and some meaningful items on a glass covered trunk in front of one of my paintings gives light and warmth in a corner of my small bedroom while the power is still out the night after Hurricane Sandy came through Pile County. Pennsylvania in 2012.

It’s about 45 degrees out and this room is 62 F. It’s enough to get some of the dampness out before blowing out the candles and going to sleep.

Candles give off their own pollution but are fine for temporary light and warmth in a small room if it isn’t too cold.

Anyway, this is the environment I created for myself tonight.