Fire Sticks: What To Do With Them?

Tuesday Thought©

fire sticksAlthough my early twenties were spent in the very cold capital of the Ukraine, I only had the pleasure once to sit around a fireplace. My recollection is that it was an electric one. Living in Canada now for 15 years, I have had the distinct pleasure of basking in the glow of both electric and wood burning fireplaces. The first time that I had to actually get the latter started is material for another post. Today’s conversation on fire sticks have more to do with matters of the heart and not hearth.

Subscribers and regular readers know that on Tuesdays I share a Jamaican proverb or saying that holds the seed of truth relevant to our times. Since the beginning of March, our focus has been on intimate relationships and today’s Tuesday Thought© zooms in on the ones that died.

Old Fire Sticks: Should You?

fire sticksThis is the proverb, in Jamaican patois: “Ole fiyah tick ezzi fi ketch.” Translated into English: “Old fire stick is easily ignited.”  One website gives two explanations of this proverb:

  1. Old relationship between lovers can be easily rekindled.
  2. If a relationship has previously existed between two people, it is easier to rekindle the flames of love than to start a new relationship.

Have you ever had that experience of meeting an old lover again and the sparks are flying between you faster than the reported speed of UFO’s? What did you do? Ignore the feeling or fell into your former lovers arms?

The difference between lost love and lost money is that in lost money there is a possibility of getting back! Senora Roy

You might not be as cynical as the originator of that quote and the thought of rekindling old fire sticks is something you have considered. Watch my Tuesday Thought© video and hear what I think:

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Claudette P. Esterine

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14 thoughts on “Fire Sticks: What To Do With Them?

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  3. I try to think of why we are EX and that sobers me up. It can be very tempting, sometimes to the detriment of the current relationship and I have seen too many women fall into this trap. Men as well but more often women.
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    1. Ms Claudette

      I know a few men who keeps going back to their old flames but, come to think of it, they are doing so for the sex! LOL. The women who I know that did that actually thought it could work the second time around. It didn’t. 🙁

  4. My fiance and I are fire sticks – He’s a stick of fire, and I am one too… When we come together – we are a bon fire – ha ha! 😉 There is lots of LOVING FIRE between us!

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am most happy for you, however, that is not the point of the post – unless you are old flames who have reignited the relationship. Namaste.

  5. I love the saying. Thought I have never had such a reignition happen, I can see how it would be easy to fall into old patterns and feelings. We do not always remember the bad. Thank you for your share.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome and yes, it is easy to fall into those old feelings and pattern. Buyer beware! 🙂

  6. I’m of two schools of thought . . . One: Why did they slip into your past? And two: Maybe this is your rare second chance.
    I’ve had experience with both. Yep. I’m decisive as always! 🙂
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    1. Ms Claudette

      What a conundrum, eh? It could be your second chance but for me, I will not find out. 🙂

  7. What an interesting proverb. My parents are from Guyana and I get to hear some of those quotes too!
    I definitely agree this proverb is on point. It’s easy to relight an ‘old firestick’. Even beyond that, old patterns are easy to fall back on.
    Should you?
    You just end up repeating the same exact patterns….even when the people have changed, most times you return back to the old patterns!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Oh nice – that you have a piece of the Caribbean/South America in your heritage Areefa! I agree with you that relighting “old firesticks” is not a wise idea. 🙂

  8. Old fire sticks are old and in your past for a reason…Its best to let them be and Look to the future. There is a reason why that flame isnt still burning bright or comfortably keeping both of you warm.

    That said, It is indeed easy to fall into an old flame’s arms..If you are not strong of spirit or are going through a rough patch and your defences are low. Usually it wont last….for te same reasons it didnt last before!

    1. Ms Claudette

      It is easy, tempting and exciting but is it worth it or wise? I agree with you on all counts Julie! 🙂

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