The Quiet Fire

by Sushana Vittaldev


Quiet is the fire,
Quiet are the dreams,
Quiet are the passions, the laughter and the streams.
Quiet is the fire that sooths the moment.
Quiet is the fire it’s like a snow bird in flight,
Lie still, lie still and take in the moment.
For we shall remember how to dream,
it’s like watching a Quiet is the fire…
For a quiet fire is like timeless echoes in the winds.
A quiet fire can soothe a lonely soul in passing.
Quiet is the fire…
A quiet fire can take you over in a moment, it is magic,
A quiet fire can burn deep within your soul for hope,
For peace and for love,
Quiet is the fire to hear a silent whisper and think of love.
Quiet is the fire.
Quiet is the moment
Quiet is the time for laughter
Quiet is the time for hope
Quiet is the time for passion



Sam eased the pack on his shoulders, and went over anxiously in his mind all the things that he had stowed in it, wondering if he had forgotten anything: his chief treasure, his cooking gear; and the little box of salt that he always carried and refilled when he could; […] flint and tinder; woollen hose; linen; various small belongings of his master’s that Frodo had forgotten and Sam had stowed to bring them out in triumph when they were called for. He went through them all.

“Rope!” he muttered. “No rope! And only last night you said to yourself: ‘Sam, what about a bit of rope? You’ll want it, if you haven’t got it.’ Well, I’ll want it. I can’t get it now.”

– JRR Tolkin, Fellowship of the Ring

Why Thinking Day

In 1926, Girl Guide and Girl Scout delegates from around the globe met in the USA for the 4th World Conference. Among other decisions, they agreed that there should be a special annual day when Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world think of each other and express their thanks and appreciation for our international Movement. This was called Thinking Day. The delegates chose 22 February as the date for Thinking Day because it was the birthday of both Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout Movement, and Olave Baden-Powell, who was World Chief Guide.

Why I’m a Girl Scout leader

But you and I know that the fun, the games, the adventures are only a means in Girl Scouting — a means to a most important end. These are the tools we use to help girls grow into happy and resourceful citizens …

This doesn’t happen in a day, or in a year, or maybe not even in two of three. For that reason Girl Scouting should be a special ingredient in the lives of girls — seven through seventeen. And it can … That’s why I’m a Girl Scout leader.
– Debbie Reynolds