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Let's Light this Candle (Screensaver)
March 6, 2011 5:27 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a realistic-looking candle screensaver to accompany yoga/meditative practice.

While meditating or practicing yoga, I use my PC to play sound files. I'd like to find a simple screensaver of a lit candle flickering, or other peaceful image - not to look directly at, but just to help set the mood a little. (Of course I could use an *actual* candle - the issue is more that my regular screensaver, which has a whole lot of vectors bouncing around, is too computery and distracting.) (Which may mean that I need to work on filtering out distractions, yes, but whatever.)
posted by dreamphone to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Google image search for "flickering candle gif". Find one you like, and download it. Now set it as your screen saver. If you need help figuring out how to set it up, let me know what OS you have.
posted by Night_owl at 6:11 PM on March 6, 2011


light a candle and turn your monitor off?
posted by patricking at 6:21 PM on March 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


The procedural screen-saver Zen Light might be a good choice. I have and still use the ancient progenitor version from the '90s, Snoqualmie. The effect is quite hypnotic and soothing, to the extent that I have to warn people not to stare directly at the screen saver.
posted by ob1quixote at 11:34 PM on March 6, 2011


Thank you for the suggestions! Can't believe I didn't think of just turning off the monitor. Will definitely check out Zen Light too.
posted by dreamphone at 11:31 AM on March 7, 2011


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