Let's gather around the fire - Steem Bounty For Stories
It's been rather chilly in Cape Town of late, this is Africa and we love the sun. It really doesn't take much for us to break out the jackets, boots and jump under the blankets.
I decided to make a fire and binge-watch season 2 of Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix. But while the popcorn was popping I found myself staring into the fire and drifting off for a few seconds and it got me thinking.
We had social media platforms before the internet
Campfires were probably the social media of its time. For 1000s of years, humans have gathered around fires not only to keep warm, not only to prepare food but to share stories and maybe try to get to second base with that hotty out of town cousin of their best friend.
It was a platform over which people came together, shared their ideas, their life experiences and their feelings, kinda like Steemit does now.
Check it out, im a mans man! I didn't even use a fire-lighter this time
My favourite campfire experience
When South African's gather around a fire we call it a braai or a tjop and dop (meat and alcohol) because a fire means we would cook meat and get as drunk as humanly possible. If our national team win, we make a fire, if they lose we make a fire, if we want to celebrate we make a fire, if we have nothing to do, guess what we make a fire and see where the night takes us.
These gatherings usually end up with all of us sharing the most random stories and really is the way we bond as a people.
Share with me your best campfire experience, story, song, moment or recipe
We all come from different parts of the world so I'm interested to hear how you different cultures interact around the fire. To encourage a few submissions I've set a bounty on this post so If you would like to enter the bounty with your story you need to do the following.
- Upvote this post
- Leave a comment or create a post and link in the comments
- Resteem is optional (Only if you think your submission is worth a share to your followers)
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