.......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..........