The fire teaches you.
It guides you through the journey of life.
It teaches you that fear is false evidence appearing real.
If you know this. . . anything is possible,
You can break boards, Snap arrows, Bend rebar,
and stick needles through your hand.
The fire teaches you to trust one another
and asks nothing in return.
The fire unites anyone around it
and creates peace in the world.
- C. J. van der Smissen II
- May 2002
- age 13