Monday, December 17, 2007

Fireside Thoughts

I lit the first fire of the season the other day.Over at the backyard, where the green of banana- leaves remind you of eternal spring and the supple bamboo, of its myriad uses. Years ago I had piled up some bricks for a basic fireplace and this is fuelled by clutter from the garden---dead branches and dry leaves. The backyard has its own magic. On a sunny day you chance upon a lizard with a tinge of red on its back or the black ones, lazing. In the afternoons when it is quiet, the moorhen comes a-foraging. She quickly goes about her business ready for take-off should any sound distract her!Getting back to the fire... stoking the flames reminds me of relationships. Even a crackling fire if left unattended, dies. With New Year just round the corner it's time I called and got in touch with old friends and people whose lives have touched mine, in some way, at some point. A lot of bonfire nights will happen elsewhere but my little fire in the backyard gives me the spiritual connection with my piece of land and certain thoughts to reflect on!

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