Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fire and its hold on us

Fire intrigues many. You see it in people's eyes and facial expressions as they gaze at the flames of a brightly burning fire.

As a juggler who performs with fire, I am similarly intrigued by fire.

Perhaps fire fascinates people because it is a natural element; people are also fascinated by moving water such as waterfalls and fountains.

Perhaps there is something primal about fire. Perhaps there is something that resonates deep within us when we are in the presence of fire; after all, fire was what our "human ancestors" used for heating, lighting, and cooking at least 400,000 years ago.

Of primal events, here is a news article that reports on recent research about when human beings first used fire. Click on the image below to read the article in its entirety at the CBS News website.



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