spontaneous backyard bonfires.April 13, 2017
What do you get when you put three men, shovels, gasoline, a big pile of rocks and a pile of old sticks together? A spontaneous backyard bonfire. If you look closely, in one of the pictures the guys aren't even watching the dancing fire-- but rather, they're watching an egg cook on a cinderblock next to the fire while deeply (and silently) contemplating life. #squadgoals
We didn't have much of a plan prior to our Tuesday evening festivities, but the outcome was better than we could have imagined. Sometimes having no plan turns into the best plan. Our friends had a bunch of "firewood" (so to speak) piled up in their backyard that they'd been meaning to get rid of, so the three men dug a pit, built up rocks around it, and then continually tossed sticks and wood into the pit to fuel the fire. We told stories, took photos, and laughed as the guys conducted a science project with an egg and a cinderblock.
I think some of the most memorable moments in life are the ones that come entirely unexpectedly. It's good to have a plan, but sometimes it's good to let your plan be to just go with the flow and see what happens. You never know when you'll wake up one day and have a bonfire in the backyard-- embrace the unexpected.