I went out to the back patio and set them on fire. Maybe the brisk air or perhaps their age, but it took a few minutes for them to spark. I shattered the glass they were sitting in (RIP. This was pre-coffee.)
Catching this on video (see Instagram) was pretty amazing. It was so much fun to be a little reckless. It wasn't product-focused; it was process-focused. The present, playful moment was its entire purpose. I was giddy with wonder.
The essence of the fire remaining.