The cold night delivers a restless sleep. Sometimes the mind - and the body - is pushed to the limits, only to find the limits are farther than we thought. Our minds can take far more than we believe. The cold night ends, though, and the chance for a new day comes. An iron firewood stove sits ready. Waiting for the spark to bring it to life. Pieces of wood neatly aligned to burn fast.
A match burns fast, fire starts. Flames dance slowly, as they eat the smaller pieces. Then, as if on cue, the stove comes alive!
Fire. Warmth. Shelter. Peace.