Nothing is neither created nor destroyed: such as Wood Ash
Sitting around a fire is mesmerizing! You can just sit a stare into the dancing flame, good therapy. Did you ever give a thought to the uses of the by-product, wood ash? I never did either until I was wondering how to prevent smells building up in the composing toilet. Wood ash was the answer, it effectively smothers the aromas!
I also spread it on the flower gardens to increase carbon availability. It can be turned into wood ash soap though this process is not one that a have time to do as it is laborious. All things have a purpose, whether you can recognize them or not!