What does the burning candle learn, as it burns down? A new candle will take its place when it gutters out. When the candle is relit Is it the same flame? Twelve months later, motes from the World Trade Center have circled the globe. The ash is everywhere, infiltrating. All our deeds Linger, linger in the air, Until we know that they are part of us. Burnt offerings: A skyscraper, Destroyed by airborne terrorists; A peasant’s hut, torched in some 'counter-terrorism,' Witches, heretics, Maranos, (They didn't' really convert.) Dachau, Dresden, Nagasaki…. What is the difference in this newer burnt offering? None - until we make it so.