This is one of my favorite Waterhouse paintings. I love the woman's power and knowing. See, she's drawing a circle in the dirt around the fire...probably casting a spell or calling on powers that be for some intention. And look at the murder of crows outside the circle...why? I don't know the history of this painting...I'll look it up today....but the gypsyness of it all appeals to...as do all of his paintings. Maybe this calls to me because I intend to build a fire in my fireplace today...first of the season....Fire stirs something up in me, whether it is in burning wood, or the spirit drop of flame in a candle....lightening in the sky, the dare -to -look -at- me burning face of the sun....There is something in energy release of light that fills me with God's presence.