Friday, February 10, 2012

Linked 52 - Quiet...

A fire is many things...


A fire roars when it is well built and burning hot.
A fire crackles, spits and sparks when it is burning a branch from a dried, discarded Christmas tree.
A fire is romantic with a glass of wine,
a blanket,
and that "someone special".
A fire is therapeutic when a problem needs some thinking done.
A fire can be very noisy, when it is busy consuming twigs, branches and logs.
For me, a fire is mesmerizing.
I stare at the fire and I'm drawn into it's depth. 
It consumes all my thought, sight and sound.
For me...a fire is Quiet.




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15 comments:

jenn said...

I hadn't really thought about the fire as quiet but I totally get it. You're sitting outside, there's no other noise and it's just so peaceful. Love it.

sara said...

awesome.

makes me miss camping.

the fire at the end of the evening.

so peaceful!

Tracey said...

I can finally post a comment!!! Sometimes I come here and it won't link me to the comment page??? I think it's a problemo on my end. Anyway....
Sitting in front of a campfire is one of my most favorite ways to be quiet. I LOVE LOVE LOVE a good fire. So soothing.
So glad you posted this. Thank you!
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Naomi said...

Oh, you are so right! We just started using our wood burning fireplace this year and I love to just sit and stare at it at night after the boys have gone to bed. Love your take on quiet :)

Andrea said...

I love this! All so true! Fires can be noisy, but at the same time oh-so quiet.

Heather M. said...

i love this. fires can be so peaceful. great take on this week's topic.

Heidi said...

I love your take on this - it would never occur to me to think of a fire as something quiet but it's true. That's one thing I love about our new house - we have fireplaces and can turn on a fire when we want.

Michelle said...

I think quiet is really more a state of mind sometimes. Fire and ocean are both not really QUIET and yet our souls respond as if they are. Lovely.

Kristin said...

i agree fire is quiet...but then again I am a total pyro so of coarse i would gain peace and quiet from burning things!! totally not serious, but really i am!

Stacey said...

I'm thinking a fire would feel really good right now in this bitter cold weather!!

ZeldaMom said...

Yes, and the wonderful smell that goes along with it.

ZeldaMom said...

Totally, we went for a walk tonight and geez Louise I couldn't feel my nose or legs by the time we got home.

ZeldaMom said...

Mmm, I think I may have something set up bit strangely too.

ZeldaMom said...

Andrea, Heidi, Michelle, Kristin, Jenn...I have a pretty easy time Zoning Out to a crackling fire so it's just me and myself.

liza said...

So true, staring at a fire quiets my mind.