Fire, fire, fire, light up ya lighter, fire, fire, fire

Armageddon is a deadly day

Michael Franti

Fire and water are a part of the natural rhythm of things.  We need fire, just not too much of it lest we get burned, and we need water, just not too much of it lest we drown. 

In moderation they are life sustaining; in excess they are deadly. For dogs, plants, and people alike. 

It was a windy ominous day with red flag fire warnings. Finally some cloud cover and even the hope of rain, but instead- big wind and storms, the bad kind- lightning without precipitation. And then a million campers coming out. Fire season is upon us. 

As I hiked and thought about this, along with the state of just about everything feeling like it has, or is threatening, to ignite, I came upon this beautiful area where 7 years ago the Beaver Creek fire tore through. Simultaneously Michael Franti’s “Fire Fire Fire, Light up your lighter” played over my headphones. 

Grateful for the balance and new growth found in nature. Now to find it in these dicey times.

dogs and their mom all got under. cold but awesomely refreshing

p.s. I love the emails and texts, but would love them posted below ( you can make a pseudonym if you are feeling private.) your reflections are cool- please share with all!

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Jen Pen

    Love the pup pics.
    Water was bluer than blue yesterday.
    Blue 💙 beach glass found!

  2. Cyndi DuFur

    I’m taking the plunge right along with you.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Julie

    Grateful for blue skies, clean water and the unconditional love dogs teach.

  4. Mia

    I’ll admit, today was a little challenging . The conditions were not ideal, But when are they?! Was a windy, a bit cloudy and not super warm, but you’ve motivated me to go for it albeit! And to my surprise the water was perfect!!! Thank you E!! Xo

  5. Kristen

    Sweet Southern…Hinley Claire enjoying day 3!

  6. Lisa

    Elinor, wanted to share this gorgeous song written about the Castle Rock fire. Kind of cool to think about, while hiking through areas scared by past fire seasons:

    Enjoy. PS, she has a beautiful song called “Idaho”.

    1. Jen Pen

      I listened to a few of her songs.
      New artist for my ears!
      Love her voice, the geetars and jam!

  7. Marina Carney

    Eleanor, You jumping off the cliff was incredible! I wish I had the courage, but at my age wouldn’t think of it.
    This is what you have taught me at that moment, and we must do exactly what you did, and leave our lives in God’s hands!
    Particularly now when the world is going off in different directions!!!!!!

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