I haven't had even a minute to contemplate the topics from the past couple of weeks. It hasn't been so tranquil around here, with all of the work waiting to be done. However, I like this subject and resolved to set aside a couple of late night hours to put something together.
Lighting Shabbat candles. One is supposed to set aside the cares and concerns of the past week upon doing this. Tranquility seems the ultimate goal for Shabbat through prayer, rest and reflection.