Shepherd's Heart

Around the (almost) Campfire

Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 7:46 AM
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  • Thanks Shep, as usual I enjoyed it.

    I too enjoy a flickering fire of an evening. I have one of the portable fire pits, and enjoy the scent of burning cedar, applewood, and various dying annual herbs of a fall evening.

    I have long thought that the special contentment that we derive from gazing into, smelling, and hearing a crackling fire is an instinctual solace that extends from the earliest days of human existence, and our newly learned advantage of partial control of fire. There was no other place that we felt as safe, and secure way back then.

    I wonder if our dogs who lay about the perimeter of our fires also share those personal feelings?

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Sat, Aug 24, 2013, at 5:07 PM
  • Thanks OKR - and thanks for the insight as well. I bet the dogs share that feeling of comfort just as much as we do .. while they also instinctively protect us from what is just outside of the reach of the fire's glow.


    -- Posted by shep on Mon, Aug 26, 2013, at 8:42 AM
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