I miss Alice so much every day. I sometimes dream that she comes home and the last three years are all forgotten - these are strange dreams, for she never tells me where she has been, and she is still an elfin child, so delicate and beautiful. My pain does not diminish. I sometime wonder why I have become a part of this awful club, the club of those who have lost that which they love more than anything. I wake up remembering Alice, and I fall asleep with her on my mind. She is in my dreams and all my waking joys, and all my waking nightmares. Alice will be in everything that I do. I love her so much.
This candle was first lit on the 31st of October 2017 and will burn for 97 years 7 months and 3 days.