The hearth and the Salamander can also mean happiness and if Montag chose to be happy or not. The two things in his life his home and his work. Did it really make him happy. He chose happiness over this home and his work by reading the books.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. Thanks to my long time IG buddy for letting me use one of his shots for this edit. Be sure to have a look at feed to find more fantastic shots.
"I feel like the only reason I have any friends at all is because I'm always careful not to say something totally dumb, and if I blow it just one time, then that's it." -Barbara Kingslover, The Bean Trees