10 Aug 2009 – Explosively Beautiful
The oohs and wows from the fireworks are the only expressions necessary. Fireworks which were originally invented in China around the 12th century to scare away evil spirits, never fail to get me childishly excited; congratulations to the NDP organisers for setting up such a spectacular display. Thank you to Leslie & Ivy for another wonderful evening. To Angelique Leon & Paul Quek, appreciation for driving me home and for staying to chat.
I often use the word JOY when describing fireworks. It is a considered word, deliberate in choice. Not just amusement, entertainment, astonishment, but joy. Our art makes us all into children again for a while. We become one in our experience for the moment; lost in the sound and color and light. We see large forces, stronger than we could ever be, yet beautiful in their effects. Sometimes violent, sometimes restrained. Delicate beyond imagination at times, coarse and rude at others – Bill Withrow