For some it is a frightening force, with the power to destroy. But it can be a source of cleansing where the flames of purity consume all the darkness of life. It can also be a life saver; fire brings heat and life to a cold and frozen body, with a deliverance of warmth. It is the fire of the Sun that warms our planet and gives us life.
So what does fire mean to you?
Is it a source of fear?
Is it a feeling of terror, have you witnessed fire at its most destructive?
Or is a feeling of cleansing, has fire burned away the impurities of the mind?
It might give you a feeling of security?
Or is passion? That fire inside when you first made contact with your love, the fire of a first kiss, a first touch?
Perhaps it might take you back to school, can you remember a Bunsen Burner in the Chemistry class and playing with the flame when the teacher’s back was turned, or trying to set paper on fire by using a magnifying glass and concentrating the Sun’s rays.
Or perhaps Granddad when he performed his ‘magic trick’ of passing his finger through a candle’s flame.
Sitting round a camp fire singing songs, toasting marshmallows and drinking Hot Chocolate.
However you want to write it, let the emotion and memories of fire flood over you and write how you feel when the word ‘Fire’ is spoken out loud.