Tuesday, February 02, 2021


Fire has a primeval quality.  I've probably said that before.  Reiterating the fact doesn't change it, though.  Somewhere in the human psyche exists a need to see fire. There's a dream-like quality to the flames and light that the brain connects to the long-ago.

Even at a distance, it compels.  Making fire feels like an inherent requirement to live.  All other forms of heating seem to be a little cheaper.  Inside a fireplace or a fire pit, flames call out.  Like a coat of light, time-travel and magic, fire wraps everything in heat.