You are always responsible for how you act. It is very true my friends, you and only you are responsible for you actions. A wise man once said - we cannot control what happens to us - but we can control what to do about it,.
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.
My Sweet SoulSister you mus LET GO of that moment, those 57 days, so you have room for an INDEFINITE number of BETTER ones. The days will continue to come and go, but until you LET GO the "BETTER" can not begin to show.