Welcome!
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Throw another log on the fire - Hibbing Daily Tribune: Opinion

Throw another log on the fire

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012 6:30 am

There is just something about sitting around a campfire, listening to the night sounds, hearing the crackling of the embers exploding in the heat, feeling the warmth coming from the fire, smelling the wisp of wood smoke coming off of the flames, watching little sparks being airborne for a bit and then fading into the darkness; the waves gently lapping on the shore, a soft breeze bring the healthy smell of fresh air, sipping on a hot cup of good coffee, maybe munching on a sausage cooked in the fire, meditating on the goodness of life; and maybe also enjoying the companionship of good friends, whether communicating verbally, or non-verbally.

Earlier, the corn on the cob, potatoes and fresh fish were cooked over the same open fire. The hot oil makes the fish so crispy, the baked potatoes have a flavor so differently delicious when being baked in the fire, especially when you add the butter, and the corn seems to hold its entire flavor, while capturing some extra from the heat and smoke. Putting on some fresh bread to heat up gives us its own taste treat, as the crust gets so nice and crunchy, with a little bit of burn on it, the butter melting into the bread slices, and the steam and aroma of fresh hot buttered bread invading the atmosphere when the foil is opened. Then, as the kids get the marshmallows to make some smores, another cup of coffee with maybe a bit of a sweet has its own mellowing effect. Then, it is just so relaxing to sit around that fire, leting the mind relax, and contemplate the different thoughts and memories that bubble up in the mind. Yes, this is a joy of life worth remembering.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Choose an online service.

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 10 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 10 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription at this time and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at 218-262-1011. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Choose an online service.

Welcome to the discussion.

MINE e-Edition

Mine VI

6:00 am | See more