You may want to read the previous post to get a better feel for this post. Just a suggestion, friend.
Later, during my sister and brother-in-law's 23rd year wedding anniversary party, my brother-in-law started a bonfire.
First, he started out dumping some old bill receipts onto a few open flames. This escalated into a mattress frame being thrown on top the heap. Then an old broken down chair was thrown on top of that.
When the fire was really going good, I threw about a large kitchen bag's worth of old receipts, bills and other outdated forms onto the fire.
When we were tanked and feeling pretty marvelous, we all grabbed our chairs and sat around the bonfire, feeling the inviting heat and enjoying our faraway stares into the flames of hell and well, um, burning medical insurance forms, furniture and whatever else we could think of throwing into the bonfire.
I wanted to throw my friend, who suffers from MS, into the fire, but a couple friends thought it was too early in the evening yet.
(sigh) I guess it would take a few more margaritas and glasses of bourbon for my jovial group.
Just kidding, Marty.
I've always found fire to be mesmerizing. I could stare into the fire all night. Which all of us did, pretty much, while talking nonsensically to one another, in a half arc around the bonfire.
Do you perceive images within the fire? Enlarge the picture to see what I see. Get as close as you want. See the weird beings? Look closely! Don't worry! I won't kick your ass into the fire like I usually would. :-) I'm adding the smiley face, here, to give you the impression I'm joking about that last part.
Look closely! (boot)
Here we are, in a half arc around the bonfire, in drunken, happy stupors.