For the love of art and music

The music, films, poetry and art, brought together in the links above have been collected because it was created with love by dedicated musicians and artists. For 20 years BurningCandle has been free from ads because this is a place where you can escape from a commercial world and relax.

"What, then, makes a person free from hindrance and self-determining? For wealth doesn't, neither does high office, state or kingdom - rather, something else must be the case of living, it is the knowledge of how to live."
Epictetus, Discourses

Perhaps there are two essential tasks in life: to be a good person and to pursue the occupation that you love. Everything else is a waste of energy and a squandering of your potential.

Special Announcement in the current world of COVID-19 coronavirus

Please take care to look after yourselves and your loved ones. If you are fit then try to help others (with caution). Most people will overcome the virus and we must remain level-headed, yet at the same time sensitive to those who are more vulnerable and may be frightened. Keep a distance, keep washing hands, prevent yourself touching your face. Listen to some of the music here, some of which has been composed for a positive health vibe.

THE MNC created this ambient sound poem based on "In the Time of Pandemic" by Kitty O'Meara at

'Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.' Bertrand Russell.

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