040 – Fireworks, The Honda Celebration of Light

Last weekend was the Honda Celebration of Light in Vancouver. 3 days, 3 countries, 3 extremely epic fireworks shows (25 mins each). I went to catch the final one (which was the Croatia team) with my buddy, and it was just incredible! We didn’t even have to pay, and still had an amazing view!

I think the best thing for me was that I simply had a great night. It was the first time I had seen my buddy in a while, it was good to catch up, we walked down to the beach and found some “front row seats” on the rocks by the water to watch the fireworks. Before they happened, we got to witness the ending of a very beautiful sunset over the mountains with a couple of beers and a good chat. The firework show started at 10 pm and was done in sync to music, apparently. From where we were we could hardly hear the music, and with the crazy time delays happening between the music, the fireworks, and where we were sitting, I couldn’t tell. But they did have some nice song choice, such as Titanic, Ghost Busters and Lion King.

The whole experience just made me wonder, why do we humans find fireworks so beautiful? They are just simple little explosions of lights in the sky that are extremely loud, yet we are always so fascinated by them. Here in Vancouver, there are fireworks going off all the time, even just from people lighting off their own little ones.

Now, I am right there with everyone else thinking they are so neat to watch, but it makes me wonder why we think that? What is our fascination? 

I also thought of the animals, the fish in the ocean, the seals, the other wildlife, do they see it? Do they stop and watch? Do their brains register it the same way we do and think it’s so beautiful? Has anyone actually gone scuba diving and watched what fish do when there are fireworks happening in the sky above their little piece of water life.

So, what are your thoughts about fireworks? Do you find them fascinating and beautiful to watch or just a waste of resources and money? 

Until next time, always be creating.

Alex

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