Last night with a few great friends I have known for years, we went and had a nice relaxing time by the waterfront of Lake Ontario, and we decided to have a little bonfire and just chill out and look at the clear sky with so many stars. It was so beautiful. We always do this once a month during the summer time. We try to spend as much we can outdoors. After about 2-3 hours that past, there were these awesome people who came by and said hello and asked if they can join us around our fire pit. We said yes sure, so we met new people and they seemed like pretty nice people. Especially the one who initiated and asked. So they were kind enough to bring us some more firewood as we had run out of it, which we said thank you and they stood with us for a good a hour or so, and then they said thanks for sharing the fire with us, then they left and we were still there. We left around 1:30 almost 2am. It was a lovely night I won’t forget. A night full of laughter, stories and many more. I wish it can stay summer forever here, but unfortunately not. I love not having to worry about jackets and long clothes. lol
I love summer nights. Its so relaxing and not cold at all, and just taking in the summer air is so fabulous. We were a bit out of the city and the air was clean and so peaceful without lights and all that action. There were not too many people at the park and at the waterfront and it was great without all that commotion from other places. It is nice to get away from the grind of life and just go relax without nothing to think about. I remember when we first went together as a group, it was something that we said, hey lets do this again, and we chose a place where it is nice and peaceful, but everyone once in a while there would be the go train passing by or the VIA Rail, and other trains, but it is cool to see them. They go ever so fast. It is nice to see that too. So it was almost time to leave, so we put out the fire with Lake Ontario water, and then we were packing up to go, and while walking to our cars, we felt ever so relaxed and we hung out some more by the cars. We can never get enough of each other and we always try to stick together and be together no matter what we do. Every Friday nights we hang out, go out to different restaurants, and just have an awesome time together. I have such a nice group of friends and it has been years that we have been doing this. Maybe over 5 years that is for sure.
Gotta love the outdoors and how a bonfire brings people together. Even total strangers who came by and hung out with us. That was something really neat and I won’t ever forget that. They were nice young people. They were in their late teens to early 20’s. They seemed like calm and lovely people, so we invited them over. They really appreciated that and they thanked us and they shared with us too. All the best to them. It is nice to be inviting and accepting of others. It is a beautiful thing. Being kind and being inviting is great, because I believe in Karma and I believe that what goes around comes around, so be kind to others and good things will come to you like the extra fire wood they gave us which lasted us for the remainder of the night. Without that, we wouldn’t have had anymore. So the moral of the story is, be kind and share. Even to total strangers, and they will appreciate it. I experienced a new kind of humanity last night. That was something I will never forget.
Love the outdoors. And sharing your bonfire. Nice memories 🙂 Kim*
That seemed like a fun time indeed. 🙂
What a great evening…nothing like friends.
Sounds wonderful. Summer is short living up north isn’t it… Makes us appreciate these warm, breezy and soft summer nights.
stars, quiet night, good friends, great food, conversation…. sounds like a wonderful life
I love summer nights too, just stargazing, or walking in the garden enjoying the fragrance of the evening flowers.
Mike, where is Brandy?
brandy is my wife and she is here with me. why do you ask?
wow, just… wow, dude. so over the line i can’t think of a polite or rational way to respond.
Bonfires are great for gatherings. Over here, there is a group that gathers at the beach on full Moon nights. They build up a bonfire and dance around it, then give thanks to Mother Gaia and they share fruits and things to eat. I’ve been to their gatherings only once and it’s good to see how complete strangers welcome you and make you feel comfortable while enjoying the bonfire and the Moonlight. At first I thought they were a bunch of hippies, but not really, many of them are professionals who just love to gather and celebrate. I guess having a full Moon is enough reason for it. 🙂
Awesome nights. I believe in being nice to people and helping whenever possible. I am sure some one will return the favor in other ways when you least expect. Have fun and don’t stop doing it.
Your writing is so visual that I am becoming a little envious of your life experiences. Great Post. ~ Bishop
Yeah, turn off the air conditioner and go out for a breeze.
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