The trouble with being Fire is that I share Fire’s burden of always needing to communicate with other people wherever I am. I can do this through speech, of course, but communicating through our eyes is just as, if not more, powerful. Yesterday the phrase “I wear people down with my smile” occurred to me after I had passed another person in the street, and, yet again flashing a smile at them, realised that they were reluctant to engage with me, indeed looked a bit dismayed at being asked to respond to my invitation.
element has its own burdens. Fire’s are
associated with its overwhelming need to relate to others. I must now think of those of the other
elements, and will write more about this when I have done a bit more
thinking. It is far easier to write
about what affects our own element.
Imagining oneself in the skin of another element is always more
complicated, even if, like me, one has tried to do this for years.