Monday, April 27, 2009

on the angelic demon

Fire is so simple in its form and function that it still defies understanding. Fire is a giver of life, an empowering oracle to those that control it, and a devouring beast when allowed to burn unfettered. Such is the fire of eros—providing dazzling lights at a distance, warmth upon approach, burning glory and majesty that inspires fear and awe as it extends to the threshold, and a fatal devourer once it surrounds on all sides. How does one escape intact? Burns are unavoidable, but what of careful cultivation and tenderness? Can fire be maintained indefinitely? The attention, concern, focus, and passion of the wardens must not waiver. Embers will die out and hungry flames will seek new fuels to satiate its single-minded consumption.

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