Getting ready for cold times
stacking wood, lighting fires
The dry, cured, wood, cut two years ago, is stacked inside. There’s a pile in the box under the stove. Kindling sticks and brown paper bags are waiting. The stove is clean and ready to go.
The temperature is about to drop. It’s inevitable. It’s that time of year. Sweater weather. Warm drinks and early sunsets.
The sudden drops and flash frosts are not uncommon this time of year. Waking up to three inches of snow isn’t unheard of either. It’s good to be ready for when things get icy.
Our emotions and relationships have their seasons as well.
Warm times cool off. Sudden drops in temperature are shocking. The winds of change blow with gusts of chaos.
Either build or imagine building a fire.
Build it up, just the way you like to.
(everyone has their way, they learned which is the correct way to build a fire)
Now get the fire going.
Confident in your design?
Do you need to ‘give it a bit of a blow?’
How’s it burning?
What are the similarities and differences in how you build and light a fire and how you create warmth in your relationships?
How do you create light and warmth as relationships cool?
How cold do things need to get before you act to light a fire?