"Two are better than one;
because they have a good reward for their labor."
There's just something about it:
something about being outside on a brisk day;...
something about seeing the empty pallets waiting to be filled,
so that the fire in the house won't go out on those long winter nights.
Looking at that huge pile...
of seemingly insurmountable work does something inside.
How can this all be conquered?
There's something about seeing that the one who is in charge...
and calls to "Come and help"...
is working hard too,
right beside those who have been beckoned.
There's something about the wood itself:
the smell of it's freshness,
the strength and beauty and the size of it;
the sound of the chainsaw and tractor needed to cut it down to manageable size.
There's something about the process:
it is accomplished...
in small armfuls...
at a time.
Sometimes it can be done by wagon loads:
helpful and quicker.
Sometimes there are breaks for a snack,
or a quick ride on a bike,
but don't quit.
the pallets are not empty anymore.
The pile is still there:
still huge and daunting.
But it will be worked on until it is done.
The task is too large for one day,
but sometimes it takes many days.
And for tonight,
everyone can enjoy the warmth of the fire
that all helped make burn.