Those Who Tend the Fire ~ after a line by Birch Dwyer Your falling apart magnificence , say the grandmothers who tend the fire just for me, is what we most love about you. You were never meant to know it all, be it all, achieve it all, possess it all, you were only meant to be the beautiful being that is you. They are dressed in long skirts, as I have always pictured them, they surround me with a yearning for their child come home. They tease me to not take life so seriously, insist that loss is merely an illusion for my learning, but they have also seen the joy I embody from each and every day. She’s the one , they whisper, the one who holds our love in her heart and carries it forward into the future, the one who accepted our gifts. Carolyn Chilton Casas is a Reiki practitioner and teacher, as well as student of metaphysics and philosophy. Her favorite themes for writing are healing, wellness, awareness, and the spiritual journey. Carolyn'