Lighting a Fire

I’ve never been a smoker, so my experience with using matches was limited to lighting birthday candles once or twice a year. In recent years, however, I’ve begun enjoying fragrant candles in my home, and I’ve noticed something about the process of lighting a match. If I approach the process with timidity, the match does not light. However, if I approach the process with confidence and assertively rub the match across the striking surface, I’m almost always assured of success. I’ve started…

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