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Today I Love The Comforting Fires

cottage fireplace
I love the fireplace

Today I love the comforting fires, the gas fire place when the morning air is so chilled, the fire in a heart that is in love, the campfires that gather people to them at night and encourage sharing hopes and humor, the fires that burn inside us and drive us to do the good things we do. I love that I have come to appreciate fires more since my blood has been thinned out by my heart medication and I find myself chilled more easily. I love the warmth of the sun, our original fire that keeps us flourishing and keeps our world lush and green and wildly beautiful here as we drift through the cold darkness of space on the best spaceship ever conceived of. I love that every time we light a fire we pay tribute to the sun, we worship it with each match strike and each candle lit and each gas fireplace switched on and most especially when we light and tend a fire in a wood burning fireplace or a fire pit outside. I love the act of carefully laying out junks and sticks and thin slivers of kindling wood and the twisted up, slow burning paper that begins the clever, small flames that lick the splinters and light the sticks and eventually cause the blaze that consumes the larger junks and chunks and splits in the sacrifice to the night in order to ensure she brings around the day once more.

Today I love that it is Saturday and there are few plans for today, though there are lots of options available to us. I love that we are at the cottage, resting from the week. I love that we have had a family meeting and have come to the conclusion that since one of us meets the public regularly in her job we will abstain from joining a social or familial bubble for the time being in order to make sure that we keep as many safe as we can through our efforts. I love that I’m okay with this, though I am missing people and doing things.

Today I love that tonight is symphony night and the Georgian Bay Symphony will indulge us by putting on a show that will be live streamed for our enjoyment. I love that everything has come together perfectly, that I have enough data left on my phone that we can hook up the computer to the internet through a hotspot from my phone and then connect the TV to the computer as a second monitor and then drop the stream onto the TV screen and sit back and enjoy the symphony, because I have two days left of my month and 3 gigs left of my months allotment of data to get through, YAY!

Today I love sitting back, drinking coffee, in my recliner, with my robe on, by the fireplace, writing, and keeping warm.

Today I Love The Comforting Fires

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love The Comforting Fires. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from


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