I came across this while doing some reading...thought I would share. I'm looking forward to firing, can you tell?
..."But the changes wrought by fire are changes in substance: that which has been licked by fire has a different taste in the mouths of men. That which fire has shone upon retains as a result an ineffaceable color. That which fire has caressed, loved, adored, has gained a store of memories and lost its innocence. Through fire everything changes."
...Gaston Bachelard's "The Psychoanalysis of Fire"