Although 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?
This 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:
- Old relationship between lovers can be easily rekindled.
- 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