Monday, April 19, 2010

Friendship and Firelight

 

What is it about firelight
that brings us close
that makes us want to share secrets
tell stories
laugh and be close?



Each day brings each night, 
and each night a firelight,
lit but for even if a moment fills
 each fold of our heart and heart of our fold 
with all the usual unspokens,
yet more than any other, hope.
~ John Shaw, "Firelight"
    We had a night like that on Saturday,
    by the lake
    with ten friends.

Cloudless starry night,
soft breezes
dogs running and kids from next door
chasing each other in circles.

.
Huddled on adirondacks  
under blankets
or standing close to the flames



We'd all left our own kids
at home,
so for several hours
we were our own childlike
selves again.


Laughing, sharing confidences
and just being us in
the warm glow of the firelight.

Hope you enjoyed your own weekend
firelight!


images:  bhg.com; architectural digest.com;
Flickr:  Eswift, clairity, emma freeman, tuscanson 22,
nakae, cogdogblog

26 comments:

Lorine Kalista Noor said...

I love all of those photography!
and I really love firelight
keep contact
xo...
Lorine
http://olineoline.blogspot.com/
@oolliinnee

Julie said...

What a lovely post! The images, the poem, your thoughts...all perfect! So glad you had such a wonderful experience. That first photo is my dream for my back patio....aaahhhh!

Thanks for sharing such beauty today--hope your day is wonderful in every way!

Snappy Di said...

This post really captured my heart and made me long for childhood. Oh, that was so very long ago for me.

Thanks for this lovely post!
Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Beautiful post. How relaxing! This is my first time to your blog and it's lovely. I'll be back. Have a great week!

Daisy Cottage said...

Such a lovely post and your blog is beautiful! I loved these photos - great captures of your moments. Thank you also for your sweet comments on my blog - I really appreciate YOU.

xo,
Kim

Deanna said...

I popped over from Snappy Di's place.

I enjoyed the simplicity of your blog. You captured your evening out both with your words and photos perfectly!

Deanna

Cathy said...

Beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend an evening!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Jenn said...

Beautiful pictures and a perfect night away! I love being near water sources and campfires... ;)
following from Blue Ridge... just found her today too!! ;)

Jenn ~ Seizing My Day

Alisa said...

What a fabulous way to spend an evening!

fairmaiden said...

It was too warm to light the outdoor firepit, but we sat by candle light & the glow of a gazebo chandelier long into the night after a barbie Q with friends. And as we parted we made plans to camping on the coast...soon we will sit around the fire together. Lovely post...and sounds like a wonderful time.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yes, I can see why Di warmed to this blog. It has some of the same elements that "The Blue Ridge Gal's" blog has and why I love hers so. It wrapped me in a warm glow. So nice. A simply beautiful post! It was a joy visiting with you.
Mona

hometown girl said...

sounds like fun! have a super week! susan

Beachcombing.... said...

beautiful post - thinking that I am listening to Sarah MacLachlan (I hope!), love the music on your blog and the gorgeous thoughts and photos. Thanks for sharing your Saturday Night with all of us!

Caron

Beachcombing.... said...

okay I give up - I really like the music... can you share? thanks!
Caron

Patty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Now I want a fireplace ;)

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Caron ~ I'm so pleased that you like it! The first song is Ordinary Miracles by Sarah McLachlan. You can see all five songs by scrolling down to the bottom. Thanks for visiting! xx P&H

Fearless Nester said...

Love the sepia image of the children running. That's a gorgeous lake with the distant mountains too. Sounds like a great Saturday night! ~Lili

La Dolfina said...

You really capture the essential things in life. I loved your post about why we stop running and now this post which is so true. There is nothing like being around a fire outside at night. It's truly magical and brings you back to your essence. When we are in Tahoe with friends around the fire I can't pull my husband away... it's like he's a kid again and drawn into the magic of the moment.
You are awesome... these posts are precious!!
XOX

lisaroy said...

Just found your blog - loving it!
this post reminds me of being at our place on the river - we've got the same tree stump seats around our firepit! It's such a relaxing special place and the perfect place to share with friends and family.

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely. we have an outdoor fireplace and enjoy it so much...

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