"Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance."
~ Epicurus ~
I love hearth fires. There is something soothing about the heat, the smoke, and the flickering light. Fires, in this way, are good medicine.
But out-of-control, they are rapacious and threatening. That something so healing and beautiful can so quickly become such a deadly force is a powerful lesson. It suggests perhaps that there is more to temperance and moderation than we might, initially, want to believe.
I enjoy all things in good measure, and avoid extremes wherever they want to pull me.