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Weekend Wisdom: Bonfires

This edition of “Weekend Wisdom” was inspired by my neighbors.  They and friends over and had a bonfire last night. I had to shut the windows because of all the ruckus.         😉

May at least one of these quotes speak to you today.

 

One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet. 

Odell Shepard

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another.  It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness. 

Henry David Thoreau

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.

François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.  In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.  As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

Weekend Wisdom: Fire

My friend Jeff Nischwitz is the inspiration for today’s “Weekend Wisdom” as he too sent me a quote to use in December’s special series.  Fire is part of the quote that speaks to him. So I started researching “Fire” quotes.

Here is what I found, may one of them ignite a fire in you today.

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.  In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.  As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. 

~Bruce Lee

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. 

~Garrison Keillor

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

~Albert Schweitzer 

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.

~Thomas Merton