Later in the day we scooted over to Dave's place at Tyagarah, just a few minutes from Mullum, to catch up with the beautiful family who are Nikki, Pete, River and Sol, yes the beautiful Wholefood Mama and co, in the flesh. Some of you may remember our meeting from last year but this meeting was even more special and more connected, the foundations had been well and truly laid and our friendship was free to just get in there. Dave, whose place Nikki and Pete often frequent when they escape the southern winter for some northern sun, had carefully crafted a most magnificent bonfire, ready to be lit in honour of River's birthday. The call had been put out and people gathered bringing children and plates of deliciousness.
Oh fire, what a special thing you are, fire and darkness, the children delighted in hiding just where they were under a blanket of black, they squealed as they ran around just laughing and running. And then the fire was lit and their stares were drawn in amazement and then they ran and laughed and stared some more.
Sky lanterns were lit adding a magic that was beyond words.