March 7, 2002
One thing I not only miss but also realize how strangely significant it is when you're a kid is creating your own campfire. Campfires are not just confined to camps. Having lived by woods, I have made quite a bevy of little and sizeable fires for enjoyment. It was not a case of pyromania because I would have burned the woods down but just the pleasure of maintaining the inferno. As a kid, you know not to start fires yet know how to start and stop when you can. It's matches that you initially fear. You might burn yourself bad.