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the child in all of us........ | by ana_lee_smith
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the child in all of us........

Last night, in Sao Paulo, brought a spectacular experience. The sound of fireworks had been audible in varying degrees since the day we got to Sao Paulo, pre Christmas. Yesterday, all day, there was a defined escalation in the intensity of the sound that had me wondering what pitch it would be at by midnight. At 11.45 pm we moved to the rooftop patio of the house, which is open to a vast spread of low-rise cityscape, all the way to the horizon, By midnight, I was looking at a city-wide extravaganza of fireworks. Big fireworks. Spectacular fireworks. Endless fireworks. As if every parkette, ever gathering place, every community was actively participating in the night's fiery celebration . Some so close I felt I could reach out & touch them. The red-hot passion of the Brazilian people lit up the midnight skies far & wide. What a show! And who doesn't like fireworks? Who doesn't feel the call of the inner child at the very thought of them? Happy New Year from Sao Paulo, dear flickrfriends. May your inner child experience the delight that is fireworks every day of the new year 2011 *~*

 

images : my first ever firework captures, unsteady handheld camera, and all....they're far from technically perfect...but they're mine *~* I dedicate them to my son, Keiron Lee, who reminds me every day of his life of the importance of inner contentment with self & the generosity required to attain that. Thanks, Keir! Happy New Year *~*

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Taken on January 1, 2011