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4/21/2010 -  

It occurred to me while I was tending my spring bonfire this week, and feeling the intense heat from it, how fortunate we are to live in an era that no longer burns people, women of our age especially for their wisdom or healing abilities.

As I stood there, I simply couldn't imagine being burned. I couldn't even get my head around the agony it must have been. Of course, not only women were burned, it happened to all free thinkers, sspecially during the time of the Inquisition, which went on for years in many European countries.

I sent up a silent prayer for those poor souls who suffered such a dreadful death. I think if I had a choice, I would prefer freezing as although the intense cold must be horrible, the body shuts down and it must be a more peaceful death. I just can't imagine melting to death.


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4/21/2010 Christy Steiger from Crown Point IN wrote:
eeuuww! I'm with you on that one. I'm planning on cremation, but only after I'm good and cold.
4/22/2010 Dorothy Sander from Durham NC wrote:
I've had those thoughts! What's with us??? We live in such blessed times and places ~ we often forget how lucky we are. Thanks for the reminder! I'll try NOT to think about it next time I'm enjoying a bonfire!

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