a simpler sound.

The Fourth of July: a day to set things on fire.


Barbecues. 
[or cookouts, depending on your vernacular]
Bonfires.
Fireworks.

These things spell out the fourth of July, Independence Day.  A day that's supposed to commemorate the birth of the United States, but more often than not, is left for us to *eat, drink, and be merry. 

Even more importantly, it's a day dedicated to setting things on fire [cue references to 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' or 'the girl on fire'].  I absolutely loved sparklers as a kid.  There's something that's so innocent about them. It's like holding a little magic in your hands [I can neither confirm or deny I believed in fairies and magic as a little girl...].

You can see this awe all over our faces [yes, we are grown men and women playing with sparklers].  How does this discussion come full circle, you ask? I guess I can tie my love for sparklers back into the independence and innocence of this country, back before everything got so jaded. 

So have a festive, fun fourth everyone! 
[And pick up some sparklers!]






*Upon further research, this is apparently a Bible verse.  I always assumed it came from some Charles Dickens novel. Funny how much Google teaches me. I can learn things!