How to Invent Fire

Start with smoke and work your way backwards.

As a child I planned my days in reverse, so I always
ended up where I began.

It’s like the lost set of keys you find in the last place you look.
Why do you never look there first?

Similarly, when presented with a set of impossible variables,
the solution is X.

More often than not, we believe in the things we have invented
before we think of them.

Like the logic of circles—you notice the shape of an iris
and imagine the wheel.

And then there’s the story of the Rabbi who proved God’s existence
by dropping an egg from a balcony.

If the egg breaks, then God exists, he told the people below him
and it did.