Sunday Scribblings #256 Fire: Apologies for the delay – I’ve been trying to make this work all day! As I have sat at my desk watching the colour wheel spin, I’ve read and re-read the quote I have on a post-it, so today, finally, the prompt is inspired by that quote: “Remember, you are not here to play it safe. You are here to start fires.” – Sera Beak. So what do you make of: fire?.
This prompt came out a little late, so I thought I’d marinate on it a day before posting. I am fascinated by fire- it reminds me of the intersection of quantum physics where particles & energy are the same thing and bounce between states. I’m sure I took enough chemistry classes to explain (with a bunch of formulas) what’s going on, but it’s still unexplainable amazing to me. You can’t really hold or touch fire, it creates warmth & light, all the while destroying and consuming whatever is burning.
I immediately thought of two very tragic fires recently in Houston. On Valentine’s Eve, a local stable caught on fire & several horses were killed. It was tragic as we recently ran by the stable there were still memorials with flowers & banners. Just this past week in Houston, 3 toddlers were killed in a tragic daycare fire that has stunned the community and shaken many parents who leave their kids in daycare.
In other sphere, my brother on fire for Christ. He’s leaving an accountability group & an after-school bible study. He goes to FCA every Friday morning & stays busy with tons of activities at our church. I’m super stoked for him!
On to some friendly fire: One of my absolute favorite things about our new house is sitting by the fire place. I can’t tell you how many nights I’ve camped out there with my glass of wine & laptop. We had a semi-functional (for looks only!) fireplace at our last house, but no heat. I am so cold natured that I am happy to warm my feetsies by the fire if the temps dip below 50.
I’m wondering how the wild fires out west will be this season. I haven’t heard anything about crazy fire like I remember hearing a few years back. Coincidentally, we had a (random) fire warning today in Houston & across much of Texas- it’s dry (yea for low humidity) and very windy! It’s actually a gorgeous day here in Houston with no fires in sights.
Does anybody else lay in bed at night thinking about their fire escape plans? I remember having safety seminars in elementary school where you’d have to sit down with your family and make plans out for various emergencies. Since this is my first time living in a 2 story house, I guess I should look into getting an emergency escape ladder. I usually think about hte things I’d grab if I only had 60 seconds to run or 5 minutes to pack my car. High on the list would be hubby & puppy, followed by my camera and computer/external hard drives out of my office. I think next would be my albums that we keep downstairs on the coffee table. Other than that, there aren’t too many things that couldn’t be replaced if they really had to be.
Camping isn’t real camping without a campfire AND s’mores!
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Got my camera cleaned & the sensor is now spot-free.