Why does fire seem so alive?
That flame on a candle seems so peaceful, so meditative -- like it, itself, is putting out a presence.
A candlelit dinner. How charming.
One of the houses I pass on my walk has a gaslight lamp, that always has a flame burning.
I really like that.
I remember sparklers that we would light on the fourth of July. They’d leave a trail of light in the night air.
Perhaps these things remind us of our own sparkling light.
Perhaps fire is the outer representation of our inner feeling, of being passionate about something?
Perhaps fire reminds us of inspiration, enthusiasm, the primal spark – or perhaps an inner glow that can be sensed but only seen with our inner eyes.