Tuesday, August 22, 2006

carnival food is the same everywhere

it's difficult to describe fireworks in a new way. we've all seen them, and we all usually forget how they fill us with childlike wonderment until we see them again. pictures can't capture the brilliance of color against a night sky or the chest-beating boom. they're just great, ok? and in japan, they strive to put all the fireworks in the rest of the world to shame. and they do. in my little 20,000 person town, they were shooting off so many rockets from so many directions that a full 180 degree view of the sky was full of light. i could barely stretch my neck back far enough to take in the whirling glitter, and i had to oscillate my little head back and forth and back and forth so i wouldn't miss any. breathtaking.

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