I stumbled on this fire in the school yard a full week before I took a picture of it. The fact that it lasted more or less a full week tells me a lot about how lovingly and steadfastly it has been tended this week. It has cooked meals for and provided a home base for countless roaming formations of families hobbled together by democratic and not so democratic decision making amongst school children. "I'll be the mom, you be the dad. You can be the baby. Can I be the cat?"