Friday, December 17, 2010

trying too hard.

i was making a fire in the chiminea tonight & discovered something: you can try too hard to make a fire. sometimes starting a good fire, requires sitting back & watching & waiting. sometimes you just add too many sticks on top of the kindling & the tiny flame you have just gets smothered.
sometimes you need to be brave... just when you think the flame is about to flicker out, it bursts into a full fire.
i learned about patience & peace. i sat in front of that chiminea for about an hour & a half. reflecting. pondering.
sometimes we try too hard in life. sometimes we just need to cut ourselves some slack. sit back. watch. listen. just see what happens.

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