Fire is useful in killing bacteria, cooking our food, warming our homes. We have controlled burns in natural areas to keep the undergrowth at bay and, ironically, prevent forest fires. It can give new life to the earth, getting rid of excess pests and releasing nutrients in the soil. Yet wildfires destroy acres of forest each year, firefighters risking their lives for weeks, months at a time to prevent its violence from overtaking civilization.
Water is a critical ingredient for life. Our bodies are made up of about 60% water. We can go something like 3 weeks without food, but only 3 days without water. The right proportion in our atmosphere keeps things in balance. It’s responsible for natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, carving out riverbeds from rock. Yet its force can cause tremendous damage to anything in its wake, in the form of hurricanes, tsunamis, riptides, floods, mudslides, erosion. Gentle enough to cleanse our wounds and mighty enough to [literally] move mountains.
Initially, the center was intended to the hottest part the fire. After my first cup of coffee, I noticed its raindrop resemblance. The fire's core as a cool, refreshing raindrop. I'm calling this one Contradictory Strength.
A song with a hot tempo (had to):