LIFE

What Makes Fire So Alluring?

I never feel as alive or as contemplative as when staring into and stoking flames

Matthew Clapham
Ellemeno
Published in
4 min readDec 3, 2023

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With both hands I seize a hunk of wood the size of a footstool, and fling it in the fire. Which roars in delight at this new offering, swallows it down into its flaming maw, leaps higher, eager for more. We prance about the pyre like fevered…

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Matthew Clapham
Ellemeno

Professional translator by day. Writer of silly and serious stuff by night. Also by day, when I get fed up of tedious translations. Founder of Iberospherical.