Fireflies... fireplace... fireworks... and firewater all came to mind, but my favorite connection to the word fire comes in the form of fire fountains. Have you ever seen one? They are amazing creations where gas line feeds are used to keep a flame burning in the midst of falling water, like the fire fountain pictured above. As with so many opposites in life, one tends to think that water and fire could not possibly co-exist in beautiful harmony, and yet they do. I could easily spend hours staring into one, mesmerized by the dance of these two sacred elements combined.
Last year I wrote a story about my first encounter with a fire fountain, a moment in time that remains clear in my mind, although it took place forty year ago. Some of you may remember it. If not, you can read about it here..