Friday, February 25, 2005
There's something about splitting wood that's very manly. There's something inherently rugged about using a heavy simple tool, that makes a man feel like a man. The sound of wood splitting is one of the most satisfying sounds in the world. I chopped down a tree with my dad the other day and then hauled it off to the BCM where I split it later. It was the first time this year that I've split logs and it felt really good, just me the maul, the logs, and the rhythm of the swing. Sweat began to bead on my brow and I felt tired but refreshed after I finished. If you need a break from you computer (and you probably do) you should try it for yourself.