Tuesday, July 04, 2006

And then there was light...

I've finally discovered the thing that brings people together -- people of all ages, races, personalities, cliques, sexual orientation, gender... fireworks. Seriously. The display over the East River tonight was just spectacular. We all stood, mouths open wide, applauding, oohing and aahing (if I hadn't been so distracted by the pretty lights, I would have laughed at the heavily tattooed, muscle man who oohed right alongside the little girl in a stroller)... who would have thought a bunch of pretty multi-colored lights could keep your attention for a whole 1/2 hour. I felt like a little girl again. But, I think, no matter how old I am fireworks will always be just... mesmerizing.

Happy 4th of July. It's been quite a day.


At 2:14 PM, Blogger rai.karan said...

once a year... go down to the fireworks street with J. fight your way thru the crowd to buy copious amounts of fireworks. come back. spend the entire evening running around preventing little kids from buring themselves. all for that final show that you get to set off from the top of the water tank. makes all the responsibility worth it.


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