Thursday, May 18, 2006

Discovering Fire


In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire
Consumed with that which it was nourish'd by.

from Sonnet 73 William Shakespeare

I love camp fires. Every time I sit by a fire, I think of those lines from Shakespeare, and I think of how important fire is to the survival of human beings. Without fire, hot meals, warmth and light would have been impossible for early people. It was the a primal element of life and evolution. Fire nourished and protected early man, since animals avoid fire, the night was no longer a fearful place. With the protection of fire, humans could relax just a bit and they could begin to dream.

Sly and I enjoyed the cool spring evening by building a fire. My mind wondered, and I started to dream. May you all have the time to dream.


This is me. I wear a lot of purple.

My dear husband, Sylvester

No knitting news. Enjoy your dreams. I dream of yarn; what do you dream of?

6 comments:

jen said...

you are talking about a girl who spent 18 years of summers camping. and also years and years of girl scouting. I LOVE CAMPFIRES! (so does my mom)
we should have campfire/smore nite at your place!

SalemRose said...

A campfire/smore night is an awsome idea! What do I dream about?......What yarn smells like! Hehehehehehe!

GaiaGal said...

Oooh, i'm so jealous. Can't wait for the first campfire of the season for us!!

What? Like there's something wrong with purple?

Last night i had a dream about my first love. I dream about him a lot, there's a lot unresolved, it's a long story, but the psycho-cult church we were in forbid us to speak to one another.

Sigh.

~Suz~

erin/pinkerbell said...

I cannot wait for summer vacation.

I dream about zombies. A lot.

SalemRose said...

Wow, isn't it crazy what we all dream about. I always dream about GREAT kisses! What does that say about me I wonder?

Roxanne said...

I dream about problems I'm dealing with in my life...for instance, I just had a bad experience at work so I dream about getting along with that very same person like nothing happened...it's very weird! In my dreams, everything is resolved, but in real life, not so much! I *wish* I'd dream of yarn too!