I’ve been sitting around campfires with friends for probably over 20 years. I kinda thought I was in the minority, but I’m finding out how wrong I’ve been. People are sitting around fires around the country in big numbers. Playing music, talking of life and spiritual journeys, eating, laughing, just being together.
There is something about fire itself wouldn’t you agree? Something mesmerizing, soothing, and yes something that connects us to the generations that have come before. There is something special about the conversations that are had around campfires with our spouses, with our friends and our children.
The more I talk with other men, the more I find they are a part of a group of guys that meet around a fire regularly. I think it would be really cool to see the campfires with friends huddled around from a birds eye view all across this land.
Do you think it has something to do with the natural gravitation back to the earth? I do. I think we need her, she is our grounding. I prefer my fires more primitive with my feet on the earth, but some prefer having them on the deck and some do a gas fire ! I urge those folks to go primitive on occasion.
It sure isn’t a man thing only. My wife loves to bring a blanket out, maybe a glass of wine, and enjoy the sights and smells of a fire.