Fire

Fire conjures many responses and reactions —
some warm and wonderful with memories — like campfires;
some warm and wonderful with thoughts of frigid nights — like a fireplace;
some wonderful memories of childhood — like fireflies;
some funny — like “liar, liar, pants on fire”;
some signifying courage — like “fire in the belly”;
some scary — like a spark flying from the fireplace;
some horrifying — like a “four-alarm-fire” on a wintry night;
some haunting — like the burning memory of tragic loss;
some metaphorical — like the fire on the edges of the Devil’s clothes; like hell, which, of course, is its own metaphor;
some a simile — like “the fire that burns clean through”;
It is never just what it is, is it — one of the four elements?
Are we ever just what we are — like the four elements or something else, too — like spirit?
Spirit conjures many responses and reactions — like….

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