My bucket list has a special item on it:
OWN A HOUSE WITH A FIREPLACE
Not a fireplace lit by gas but one that burns with wood.
For now, I photograph artful stacks of firewood that promise flickering fires
and collect quotes that inspire warming my feet by the fire...
Though you live near a forest,
do not waste firewood.
To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment
than almost anything else in the world.
~~Charles Dudley Warner
One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only
when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet.
Once upon a time threre was piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm...
Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed,
one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.