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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too.

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Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng’s bestselling book "Little Fires Everywhere" uses fire, both literal and figurative, as a symbol for loss and potential fresh starts throughout its explorations of identity. In the same way fire can increase soil fertility, people can emerge stronger and more capable, and with a revitalized sense of self, after enduring life's trials and challenges. Adversity is often a catalyst for personal transformation and renewal, not unlike the natural world’s ability to regenerate and flourish after destruction.

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