Hot enough for ya?
What in blazes is The Riven Word thinking with all these posts about “fire”during our first summer heat wave? Does this mean that we’ll be posting about “Riven Popsicle Sticks” when the January freeze comes?
Nana always drank hot tea and coffee even when it was wicked hot outside. She claimed it actually cooled her down some. And you feel a bit cooler after a hot shower on a hot day, opening up all those pores. Maybe our fire-centric posts will open up your metaphorical pores and bring you some relief…
Tim Turner and Mark Atchison presented at our staff-training on methods of making fire from the Wampanoag and English traditions. The Riven Word was fortunate to catch some of their expertise on video.
Making fire without matches or a lighter is a very deliberate act, full of preparation, patience, and time-honored brilliance. Like so many human endeavors that would at first glance appear to be simple, there are lifetimes of wisdom just beneath the surface.