Why light a candle

Because it's a companion in the dark, a gentle flutter of light and air that says you're not alone.  Because it's the silent listener in conversation, the glint of new romance, the glisten of sensuality.  Because it's the stories of a rich enduring kinship, the reminiscence of childhood, the warmth of safe-keeping, the calm in the storm, the quiet in the noise.  Because it's the glow on the face and the completion of the table.

The question is merely, why not light a candle