They say there is no ashes without a raging fire. Even the firefighters say so.
And whenever I find the ashes, I dig deep to find the cause of the fire. The accelerant. The point of contact. My friend D says you don’t need to find the cause, you just have to imagine the big, orange inferno. She claims it is boring, this ‘finding causes’ but it is not boring, it is enlightening.
It makes the story.