Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate Independence Day, I’m sharing a photo from my archives — it’s of an Independence Day fireworks display that was done in conjunction with an orchestral concert (post-ballgame). Sadly, I don’t remember the details, but I do remember that the fireworks were lovely, and the music was too.
It’s always interesting to pull out old photographs like this and look at them. I find myself smiling at how digital art techniques have improved over the years, how something that was new and cutting edge 15 years ago is now quite dated and elementary. Regardless, here’s a throwback from years ago:
And then, I figured a poem was in order to celebrate Independence Day… so here you are!
A day steeped in history,
the celebration of our nation
and our freedom to pursue
life as we deem fit.
A day whose meaning is
overshadowed by fireworks,
forgotten except as a vacation.
Do we remember our roots?
Is our past forgotten?
Our independence came at a price.
Let us never forget that fact.
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You may also like this post on dealing with sensitive kids and fireworks — one of my tips is featured there.