Sunday, December 25, 2005
Have a Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, Kwonderful Kwanza, Festive Festivus, Scintillating Solstice and a Happy New Year
"All the darkness cannot extinguish the light of a single candle,when i was googling it to find out who really wrote it, i discovered that it has moved beyond its original context, has been paraphrased all over the place and has been attributed to hannah senesh, the talmud, a wise man, someone, and unknown ... and occurs in many different variations.
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness."
i guess that means it really resonantes with people. if it was written by senseh in her diary, it would have been written originally in hebrew - so any english version is by definition an interpretive translation. and she could have been quoting or alluding to an earlier quotation, even if she didn't realize it. so interesting...