Monday, November 07, 2005

LET'S HAVE A FIRE......

.......are some of the first words out of the "usual" granddaughters mouth upon arriving at our house to spend the night! We are lucky enough to have two fireplaces in our new home and often enjoy the warmth and magic of "having a fire"!

Besides adding additional heat to the house to avoid having the boiler run so often, it is very relaxing to sit there and stare into the flames. The granddaughter likes to have hot chocolate while we drink our coffee or whatever.

She asked me what I saw in the fire and I responded with "flames". I in turn, asked what she saw in the fire and she said she saw different pictures that the flames make as they move and flicker about. I told her that I thought their movements sometimes resembled dancing and darting around the logs. She agreed. We all became silent, lost in our own thoughts, staring into the beautiful flames.

When next I looked at her, she had fallen fast asleep. I gazed over at Bumpa (the grandchildren's name for Grandpa) and noticed that he, too, was somewhere in the "Land of Nod", snoring softly, even though he claims he has never snored in his life. I left them both to sleep for a short time, enjoying the flames and warmth of the entire evening and a feeling of "I'm so happy to be here." If only I could carry this feeling around in my purse with me..........

3 comments:

naive-no-more said...

Fire is mesmerizing. I love to watch it. One of my dreams is to someday have a fireplace in my bedroom to fall asleep by. And a cute man named Guido to keep it stoked all night. Just kidding.

Connie and Rob said...

Sounds like the ultimate evening. Now every time you look into a fire you will not see flames...you will see your special moment.
Connie

Lori said...

This sounds so lovely. I love fireplaces, though we don't have one. :-(

I used to be such a "hopeful" romantic...and this was so up my alley! Maybe one of these days I'll get that part of myself back again. In the meantime, I'll just sit by the fire with you, "Bumpa" and your grandchild and enjoy the silence and hypnosis of it all...