The spirituality of log stacking…
So here is my little ten part sermon based on the stacking of logs.
You can make your own analagous links.
- Stacking logs can not be rushed
- There are no machines that can stack them for you- bend your back and get stuck in
- Beginning carefully is very important- you will be building on these foundations
- Neatness is not important, but a well stocked log pile will probably be orderly
- Fresh air needs to circulate in, over and through the pile or the logs won’t dry, and will go stale and mouldy
- The rigidity and strength of a log pile comes from the closeness- the proximity- of its individual logs
- The big ego-bulging logs are the hardest to stack- they tend to topple and teeter and can easily bring the whole thing crashing down
- The smaller logs tend to be the glue that hold together the whole structure
- The higher you build the pile, the more unstable it will become
- The pile is not an end in itself- no matter how decorous. It exists to store and dry fuel that can then burn bright in service of the other