I fell into a burning ring of fire

Paskus, Laura
December 2006
High Country News;12/25/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 24, p23
The article presents the essay entitled "I fell into a burning ring of fire," by Laura Paskus. It talks about her thoughts on bonfires. She sees them as something that makes the brain shut down as sticks and logs collapse into darkness. She reveals the sensation of watching fires as something like reverse vertigo. She reminisces times spent with fires like a quiet one in western Colorado, October fires in Montana, sputtering flames in a New Mexico wilderness. She finds the experience necessary for the restoration of her soul.


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