I stand at a fragrant wall, carefully considering candle scents. Tobacco, Field of Clover, Tom Hanks in Castaway. One of the candles emits a sound instead of a scent. I lean in close to hear it, but the flame licks at my cheek. The candles are expensive and unevenly priced. Wicked Witch costs over two hundred dollars. Amber with Wooly Mammoth DNA is seventy-five. Half of the wall is occupied by a nauseating periwinkle candle labeled Grape Jelly. “It’s our top-seller,” the salesgirl smiles. I feel unsure of myself.
In fact, I feel profoundly unsure about everything. “I’m Leonardo DiCaprio’s personal candle shopper,” I confess. The salesgirl is awestruck at my station in life and shows it by massaging my arms.
I struggle to speak. It’s impossible to express the deep misery I feel to be spending my breaths in service to another human’s olfactory whims. “Kings, servants, and slaves,” I say, looking up. The salesgirl has aged into a doughy Midwestern woman who might be Steven Avery’s mother on Making a Murderer. “Ah,” she says, reaching high up on the shelf to retrieve a candle. She hands it to me. The label reads: Servant.
I wake up and the cat is on top of me, meowing for his morning treat.
To see a burning candle in your dream signifies that good luck and hope will be coming your way in small and steady amounts. You are in a comfortable stage in your life and may be seeking spiritual enlightenment. Lit candles are also symbolic of intellect, enlightenment, awareness or the search for truth.
To see an unlit candle denotes feelings of rejection or disappointments. You are not utilizing your fullest potential.