“Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves; just as in the experiment, we need oxygen and a candle to help. The oxygen could be the breath of the person you love and the candle could be any kind of hobby, food, caress, word or sound that engenders the explosion that lights one of your matches. For a moment we are dazzled by an intense emotion and a warmth grows within us.
Each person needs time to discover what will set off those explosions in order to live, since the combustion that occurs when one of them is ignited is what nourishes the heart and soul. That fire, in short, is food for the soul. Continue reading