“They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can’t stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that’s a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it!” ― C. JoyBell C.
Have you ever noticed no matter what you’re doing if you’re doing it by a campfire it’s ten times better? I mean the laughter is more heartfelt, the music louder, the stars brighter, the company better, and the worries of life seem to melt away.
He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. ~W.J. Cameron
Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it. The reason? Because he alone has learned to put it out. ~Henry Jackson Vandyke, Jr.
“We each have a special something we can get only at a special time of our life. like a small flame. A careful, fortunate few cherish that flame, nurture it, hold it as a torch to light their way. But once that flame goes out, it’s gone forever.” ― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart
We enjoy spending time around the fire ring or the campfire, depending on whether we are home or in the mountains. Lightning bugs (fireflies to some of you) flitter and sparkle all around us. Crickets and frogs serenade us with their night songs; an occasional chorus is yipped by the mountain coyote. Even with the business of nature’s nocturnal creatures, tranquil is the night. At times the night turns quiet, and all but the flowing river stands still.
Watch the sparks in your life. Perhaps it’s a relationship or a creative endeavor which needs flaming. See if you can build a fire. Likewise, if you don’t tend it, it will smolder and turn to ash.
I hope you get the opportunity to experience the wonders of night around a campfire with friends and family.