A fire on the hearth represents
a piece of the sun which was stored
in heart of the earth’s ecosystem.
As a fire burns,
we should delight in
the life it brings to our homes
as we should delight in the life
once generated by the trees in the forest
as they collected the sun’s energy
and provided us with
the air we breathe.
Let us ensure that as long as the sun
shines down on us, fires will continue to
warm the body and soul of humanity.
Ted Kesik, 1991