The fire has been laid for the winter solstice bonfire. It's a brush pile covered up with rotten pallets--the remains of several compost bins.
When the pallets are new, i stand 4 of them in a square and tie them together. Voila! Instant compost bin.
It takes almost a year to fill one up, so that by the time the compost has composted, the bin has also started to compost itself.
On December 21, the pallets will take the express train to "ashes to ashes, dust to dust" when i light a glorious bonfire.
Every day, we deposit our own personal compost into the toilet. Meanwhile, the composting action of the digestive system is also composting its container, the body. Over many years, the body becomes wiggly, brittle, and broken, just like the compost bin pallets.
Let your unique light blaze forth while you still have a body to carry it around.