Our (newly clean) entryway, waiting for our guests.  The candle is in the family room.  Photographed with Nikon D300, 35mm lens.

Several years ago, my parents lived in Stavanger, Norway.  I remember once when my parents were in town visiting, my mother told me about this lovely Norwegian custom:

She said that in Norway, when you stop by someone's house, they often light a candle, in welcome.

How great is that?

Since then, I try to remember to do that when a friend drops by.  It's such a kind little gesture.


Song: Hello, it's me by Groove Theory