I think I love this picture
because it’s totally timeless.
I can imagine
Laura Ingalls Wilder
collecting an armful of firewood
from this snow-covered pile
to heat her family’s log cabin
just as easily as I can envision
my dad grabbing a couple of logs
for his beloved winter fires.
Time and progress
have made the act
of building a fire
more of a luxury than a necessity.
Either way,
those snow-capped logs
will soon discover
their final purpose in this life:
to provide warmth and light
to whomever needs it.