Sunday, December 26, 2004
Last night's Fire
I live in a region that experience extreme fire conditions in summer. Fortunately that has not happened so far this summer, and because it has been so wet we have been able to have a small fire outside to sit around at night. Last night we played music and enjoyed Christmas drinks sitting around the fire. For me fire is also a metaphor for creativity. Sometimes I wake in the middle of the night just burning with ideas. Sometimes a "fire" quilt falls out of the sky and demands to be made. I have made about 17 hellfire quilts so far. They are also often a metaphor for the tenacity of humans to survive in conditions that are far from ideal.