Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nibbling at your nose
~ Bob Wells/Mel Torné (Nat King Cole, The Christmas Song)
Human use of fire brought us cooked food, products such as soaps, and increased opportunities to survive in certain environments. We tamed it into heating oil and gas, electricity and kerosene, to the point that we often forget about the source and its value.
Now we use fire to provide atmosphere through candlelights or hearth fires. We build campfires to make s’mores or provide a festive mood. Certain religious ceremonies include burning candles or incense.
Primitive, atmospheric. Secular, religious. Survival, frivolous.
What is your favorite song to sing around the campfire?