FIRE is a recurring motif in this quarter’s GRU READS challenge, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The dystopian trilogy is set in a world where the disparity between rich and poor has dismantled the moral fibre of civilization. The series heroine, underdog Katniss, parades in a uniform of fire, earning her the nickname of “The Girl Who Was on Fire” as she sparks a revolution.
It reminds me of the poem "What I Have Learned So Far" that we read at our annual Fire Communion Sharing Service by Mary Oliver:
“Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause? I don't think so.
All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of— indolence, or action.
Be ignited, or be gone."
What ignites YOU? What is your 'kindling'? What are you hungry for?